BGI announces Sheffield as its new national HQ

It was announced last week, that the British Games Institute (BGI) will be moving to Sheffield, along with the National Videogame Arcade (NVA), currently located in Nottingham. This is a fantastic coup for Sheffield and a great testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff on the games courses, which were cited as…

AUGMENTED REALITY: Counter-terrorism police are now training with virtual terrorists

In an article written for The Conversation Jonathan Saunders research Fellow (Lead Games Developer), Sheffield Hallam University describes how The Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) has been using serious games to simulate real world scenarios within virtual and augmented reality to help train counter-terrorism officers and aid workers.…

MEDIA: Sheffield perfect location for Channel 4

Dr. Brian Tweedale, head of media arts and communication at the University, appeared live on BBC Radio Sheffield to discuss the bid to bring Channel4 to the city. Dr Tweedale has been heavily involved in putting together the bid, which was submitted last week, and talked about the huge benefits to the city, and Hallam, in having…

WWI: Hallam professor of film and media arts writes for The Conversation about her new film Asunder

Esther Johnson has written a piece for The Conversation about the hidden stories of heroism and tragedy during World War I, which she uncovered during the research for her film Asunder. The film highlights nine real-life accounts based in Sunderland and the north-east, a vulnerable area during WWI due to its shipyards and munitions factories.