Hi everyone and welcome back to the Get in the Game Tour Diary. This is the second week out of 7 of the tour, so there’s no stopping us now. For the beginning part of this week we were heading down to the South East of England to visit a number of universities down there, before heading back up to Yorkshire to visit a number of our local universities.
The day began nice and early as we had 3 universities to visit today, all in different parts of the South East, so plenty of travelling was going to take place. It was bright and sunny in the city of Norwich, making our way to the first talk at the University of East Anglia. As we made the journey to the university, we were able to spot Carrow Road, home of Norwich City FC. It was great to see another great football stadium on the tour. Making our way into the beautiful city, and saw the big cathedral standing there so graciously.
We finally arrived at the University of East Anglia, where we met Rudy Lapeer and his entire Masters cohort that had come along for the talk. Was great to speak to everyone and the first talk was a great way to start the day.
We then set off to Cambridge for our second talk of the day at Anglia Ruskin University, and also to visit one of our clients, Frontier Developments, the creators of the critically acclaimed Elite Dangerous. However, due to heavy traffic the visit at Frontier was only a flying visit. But it was great to chat to all the guys in a very busy period for them. And it’s always great to receive some free merchandise from the studio, thanks guys!
We then headed over to Anglia Ruskin University for our first ever Get in the Game Talk at the university. We previously visited the University for the Brains Eden festival, and we were desperate to come back. The talk was great and will be great for many years to come.
We left the picturesque Cambridge to set off on our final talk of the day at the University of Essex. Very famous for the Only Way is Essex, we were keeping our eyes open to spot any ‘celebrities’ from the show. We arrived at the University and met lecturer Richard Bartle. Known for his contribution in the development of the Game MUD1. Also for his research into the 4 different types of people there are on MMO games.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Tuesday visits were cancelled.
So we left the South East and headed back up North to organise ourselves and prepare for the final 3 days of the week where we will be visiting; Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Huddersfield and Bradford.