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Volatile Memory: How to Replace Your Game Boy Cartridge Batteries

Last week, Alex Custodio and I had the opportunity run a workshop titled Volatile Memory: How to Replace Your Game Boy Cartridge Batteries, which we put on as part of an exhibition at Concordia University. We invited folks down to the Makerspace to learn about videogame maintenance and showed them how to swap the battery on a Game Boy cartridge – extending its lifespan by allowing certain...

GB Studio Workshop @ TAG

I will be co-hosting a GB Studio workshop with Alex Custodio from the Residual Media Depot on Tuesday February 4 from 4:30-6:30pm at TAG Lab. GB Studio is a very cool (very free) drag-and-drop game creation tool that lets you export your games online or as Game Boy ROM files. This workshop is very much inspired by work that both Alex and I completed last year as part of Mia Consalvo’s Games...

I Can’t Find The Words

I Can’t Find The Words is a prototype created for Mia Consalvo’s Games and/as Research-Creation graduate class at Concordia University. It explores the research question: “Can certain established videogame mechanics (namely, navigating 2D game space and speaking with NPCs) be co-opted to create an effective metaphor for the social anxiety caused by living with a speech impediment?” The prototype...