Workshop, Low Tech, High Impact: Micro-Games, Nano-Games, and Serious Work

In this workshop, we’ll play and discuss short-form games, with an emphasis on digital game poems, non-digital “nanogames,” and microgames. Used in class, such games quickly stimulate student interest or simplify complex topics. The workshop will demo examples and show how to create, revise, and teach with your own games.  

Evan Torner is Associate Professor of German and Film & Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as Director of the UC Game Lab. He co-runs several different organs in the gaming space, including the journals Analog Game Studies and the International Journal of Role-Play, as well as the Golden Cobra Challenge and Games on Demand.