Fall Meetings

Hello and Welcome back to another year of the Wayne State Video Game Scholarly Interest Group!

This semester we’ll be changing our format just a bit. Instead of having monthly themes, we will be having drop-in gaming sessions once a month. We’ll still talk about the games and gaming culture, but we’ll do it in a far less-structured way.

Our meetings will be in room 10407 of 5057 Woodward (Maccabees Building) from 5:00-7:00pm on the following Fridays:

  • Friday, Sept. 27th
  • Friday, Oct. 18th
  • Friday, Nov. 22nd

We hope you’ll stop by!


May Meeting

Our final meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will be on Friday, May 24th from 5:00-7:00pm.

We hope you’ll join us as we play and discuss games and make plans for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Have some games you think we should play/talk about? Have a gaming topic you’d like to discuss? This is the time to come and tell us about it!

Hope to see you there!

April Meeting

Our April meeting will be Friday, April 26th from 5-7pm.  Our topic for the month is puzzle games.  We’ll be discussing and playing some of the following:

  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Antechamber
  • The Swapper
  • Zenge
  • Klocki
  • Art of Gravity
  • Hook
  • PUSH

Hope to see you there!

Let’s do that again!

We had so much fun at the Tech Bunker playing VR games that we’re going to do it again.

Join us on Friday, March 29th from 5-7pm at the UGL (2nd floor) as we play a variety of VR games.

You can either meet us at State Hall 326 at 5pm and walk over to the Tech Bunker or you can meet us there (go to the back of the 2nd floor towards the south wall).

It’s VR time!

For our February meeting, we’re going to be visiting the WSU Tech Bunker in the Undergraduate Library.  We’ll be trying out some of the games on their Oculus Rift.

On Friday, Feb. 22nd, we’ll be meeting at State Hall 326 at 5pm and then walking over to the Undergraduate Library as a group.  If you arrive later than 5pm, you can find us on the second floor of the UGL.


FMV Games

Dragon's Lair

Join the Video Game Scholarly Interest Group in January when we’ll be playing and discussing Full Motion Video Games.  What about these “interactive movies” is so compelling?  What do they have to offer that other games don’t?

We’ll definitely be playing some , but who knows what else we might play as well, so come ready to talk and ready to play!

Our meeting will be Friday, January 25th from 5-7pm in State Hall 326, and as always, all members of the Wayne State community are welcome to attend, and we welcome all levels of player, from newbies to experts.

Strategy Games

For our November meeting, we’ll be discussing and playing strategy games.  How do strategy games differ from other genres of games?  What are the differences in gameplay between cooperative strategy games and those you play on your own?  We’ll be playing Civ 5 and Tooth and Tail as we discuss the topic.

The meeting will be on Friday, November 30th from 5-7pm in State Hall 326.

As always, all levels of experience are welcome, from newbies to experts.

If you have an interest in gaming or video game studies, come join us!