Matthew Barr
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Games for Change

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.See More
Jul 15, 2019
Matthew Barr is now a member of Gameful
Jul 15, 2019

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Favorite game? (This will help us tell if you're a spambot or not, so please answer carefully so we can approve your account!)
Yikes... um, Mario, Zelda, SimCity are mentioned below, so I'll say Dark Souls here. Or Maybe Dune II. This is hard!
Glasgow, Scotland
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Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
University of Glasgow
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If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Dark Souls and Papers, Please
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Writer, Teacher, Public Speaker, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
a newbie (no game experience ... yet!)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Educational games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I'm open to anything, but something that builds on my research (using commercial games to develop useful skills) would probably make sense.
Games you’ve worked on ...
Nothing directly - I'm a lecturer and researcher!
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Research, writing, events organisation, smoke and mirrors.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
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At 12:00am on August 15, 2019, Stella Maris said…

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