How to #vEGU21: EGU Games Day!

How to #vEGU21: EGU Games Day!

The annual EGU Games Day is nearly upon us, Wednesday the 28th April 2021. As usual, we have our science session, Games for Geoscience, kicking off at 2:15pm CEST. Following this, we have our Geoscience Games Night networking session that will begin in a specially designed GatherTown space at 5.30pm CEST.


During the Geoscience Games Night you can chat to you friends and colleagues and make use of the ample private spaces to play games. Unfortunately, because of the limitations of GatherTown and the license we are unable to provide a game for each space, so please do bring your own if you can.


But we are not totally devoid of games! Earlier this year, we ran two EGU Game Jams, one for print and play games and one for videogames. We’ve put together a webpage on SeriousGeoGames showcasing each of these games – some you can play through the browser, others need a little bit of prep beforehand, so do check these out prior to the Games Night. This web page can be accessed via the arcade space in the Games Room.


There are some geoscience- and game-based videos for you to relax and watch, plenty of free imaginary coffee and wine, we’ll be running a Geoscience Game Quiz, and also announcing the winners of our Game Jams.


Finally, Liz Lewis will gain be running her hydrology-theme Dungeons and Dragons game. She needs six players to commit to the hour and half session – you can sign up here and she’ll be in touch if you get a space.


Chris (@FloodSkinner)

Chris Skinner works with the UK Environment Agency as a Senior Hydrologist, part of the new Flood Hydrology Improvements team. He is also a former Research Fellow at Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, UK. He specialises in the numerical modelling of flood risk and feed backs with geomorphology. He is also interested in the links between videogames and numerical models and how this can be used as advantage for science, engagement, and education.

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