Students turn Bangor University campus into a game

Bangor University campus will be turned into a big game this Friday.

The idea behind Bangor Arcade is that the site will be turned into a series of real, student-designed, site-specific games.

Free and family-friendly games such as ‘Laser Maze Shootout’, ‘Aperture Labs Escape Room’ and ‘Murder escape’ will be played out on several sites across the campus.

The transformation will take place between 6-9pm tomorrow, Friday, 27 April. A full list of games and locations can be found here.

Dr. Melissa Kagen, Lecturer in Game Studies & New Media, who organized the project, said “delicious prizes” would be available for the winners.

“Game design students have created a fantastic range of games—escape rooms, athletic contests, word puzzles, carnival games, and wacky combinations of several genres,” she said.

“The goal was to turn the whole campus into a playground for the night, and I’ve been very impressed at how well the designers rose to that challenge.”

Dr. Eben Muse, Head of School of SCSM said they had been “developing a game design program here for years, and I’m excited about the Bangor Arcade”.

“Students from the program, at all levels, have come up with exciting, crazy, location-based games that push the boundary between gaming and performance.”

Game locations can be found at http://tinyurl.com/bangorarcade and @BangorAtPlay or the hashtag #BangorArcade can be followed for updates.

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