Green Games Night at the Spring Fling!

Green Games Night at the Spring Fling!

Date: Friday 07 April 2023
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: Advanced Research Centre (The ARC)
Category: Social events

Free but ticketed via

Drop into a games night with a difference as we explore the connections between our modern gaming culture and questions of sustainability – all as we play!

From roleplaying to retro gaming, sign up to:

  • Play retro games and join demos on how to refurbish, repair and extend the life of retro technology.
  • Try your hand at a range of scenario-based tabletop games, travelling from Japan’s Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, to the political struggles of medieval Italian city-states, to the control battles of 19th century France.
  • Face a blindfolded run of breath of the wild with the Nintendo Society.
  • Have your fortune told at our fortune-telling stall, where the roll of the dice and Lady Luck will dictate what your future holds.
  • Explore the history of costume design in fantasy games, with examples from the Legend of Zelda series and Final Fantasy.
  • Experience the ‘Explore Ellisland’ project with its Minecraft Society creators and explore Robert Burns' Farm.
  • Learn about the history of arcade machines, and what their current use may teach us about playing games in non-traditional venues.
  • Battle it out with the Chess Society.
  • And more TBA!

We’re also excited to host the launch of Education Evolved’s new video game highlighting ethnic minority voices and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Scotland during the NetZero transition. Join the conversation at 18:45 to learn more and be the first to trial the game!

A free soft or alcoholic drink for everyone who arrives between 18:30 and 19:30.

Hosted in partnership with R-CADE and the University of Glasgow Games and Gaming Lab.


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