Gaming and VR Workshop

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

This is the second session coordinated by the Bristol Digital Game Lab during Bristol Data Week. Come and try out two virtual experiences being developed at the University of Bristol, including a visual novel-style game with audio description and a virtual reality simulation of an ancient oracle. Participants will learn more about the following projects:

The AD4Games project which investigates how audio description can improve game accessibility by working with professional audio describers, game developers, and visually impaired participants. The project uses the BAFTA nominated game Before I Forget, developed by two of the project partners, to conduct experiments, testing ways audio description can enhance game accessibility.

The Virtual Reality Oracle, which recreates an immersive, virtual reality experience of visiting the ancient oracle of Zeus at Dodona in the 5th century BCE. The Virtual Reality Oracle is an AHRC-funded research project led by Professor Esther Eidinow at the University of Bristol, with an interdisciplinary team from Bristol, KCL and the University of Bath.
Period14 Jun 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBristol, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational