Virtual Event | “Listen to Developers Talk about Development of Library Orientation Game Created for McGill University
Tuesday October 13 – 5 PM EST
Panellists: Paul Darvasi, Elisa Navarro Chinchilla, Nicholas Vassos, Greg Houston, Julien Couture, Aeron MacHattie, Hannah Deskin
The McGill library proudly produced its first Orientation Game, “Raising Spirits: A Timely Diversion,” during the time of Covid disruptions, when McGill’s library and buildings were closed. Disruption is central to the game narrative where, in a controlled environment, players have to save the day and rid the virtual campus of an unknown and mysterious scourge. The digital escape room game experience is a safe way for students and McGill Alum, and Montrealers a way to explore the campus, learn about some of the riches in our collections, hear intriguing stories of McGill’s past, all the while becoming become familiar with the library’s many services.
In anticipation of the release of Part 2 of the game in time for Hallowe’en, join key members of the dedicated game development team as they reveal the secrets behind what inspired this innovative project and what it took to get it off the ground.