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Speaking in Vienna Today at Subotron

November 29, 2013

I’m speaking in Vienna today! If you’re about, come along!

Veranstaltungsreihe zur Theorie von digitalen Spielen 2013
im MuseumsQuartier / quartier 21 / Raum D, 1070 Wien

Freitag 29.November 13, 19:00

SUBOTRON arcademy: Real Life, Digital Expression: Turning Reality into Digitality

Dr. Tomas Rawlings / Auroch Digital, Bristol

This talk looks at the concept of making games from real-world events. It will look at the recent projects undertaken, including “Endgame:Syria”, which caused a media flurry when Apple refused it on the App Store, “NarcoGuerra”, looking at the war on drugs and the recent project; “JtR125″ – a playable documentary looking at the last of the Jack the Ripper murders in London, 1888. is a project looking at turning news into games which has generated applause and criticism from its approach and subject matter.

Tomas is Design & Production Director at Auroch Digital and its acclaimed news-gaming project which produced the global talking-point, “Endgame:Syria”. He has designed games from original titles to known IP, e.g. “Star Wars:The Battle for Hoth” and the multiple award winning“Call of Cthulhu:The Wasted Land”. He is a games consultant working with major organisations such as the Wellcome Trust. He has a doctorate from the University of the West of England in Software Studies. He also blogs at, is a co-founder of the non-profit Bristol Games Hub and is named in Bristol’s Arts & Culture Power List.

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