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Vitalogue Game Jam this Sunday Oct. 22


BNGlab is please to announce a game jam in collaboration with Dialectic entitled "Vitalogue." Jammers will have the opportunity to explore the ethics of "substitutive decision making" in the healthcare system. As always, this is a chance to make a game to change the world. The event will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at the BGNlab from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
More information on the design challenge can be found here:
You can sign up here:



Brantford Mystery Hunt Registration

Mark your calendars!   
On November 18th, we will have the first Brantford Mystery Hunt!  Teams can come to Laurier Brantford and play through a live-action puzzle-based adventure based on historical events from 1867.  

We are finalizing the registration process, but the link to register will appear here in this post when we are ready!


GameTalk - Andrea Cartwright

Come and learn about Escape Rooms!


On Oct. 5, 2017, at 7PM, the public is invited to GameTalk at the BGNlab!   The speaker is Andrea Cartwright, the CEO of Breakout Escape, which is an escape room facility that will be opening up in Brantford soon!   Here's a chance to learn a little bit about the behind the scenes of what goes on with Escape Rooms

This talk has been organized by the WLU Libraries and Michelle Goodridge.  

The BGNlab is in Grand River Hall.  A map and directions can be found here:



Seeking research sites

We are currently doing comparative research between games and information resources about Climate Change funded by the Government of Ontario.    We are seeking research sites between the GTA, KW, London, Niagara Falls, and all points between to visit in order to carry out our project.

Our goal is to have 18-30 year olds work through either a game or an information resource about climate change.  We'd are seeking places like libraries, museums, festivals, or other places where 18-30 year olds visit. 

What we need is a place for up to 10 people at the same time to sit and do a survey, work through a 20-minute activity on a tablet, and do another survey.  We'd like to be able to be in that space for at least 3 hours.   We are looking to do most of this research in October and November.

If you are at a location that could host us for a day to help us do research to see if we can change people's behavior around Climate Change issues, please contact Emily Flynn-Jones at 


Free Play Friday starting back up!

Now that the semester has started, it’s also time to get our Free Play Friday events up and going at the BGNlab.  This will be a weekly event, so you can plan on coming to the lab any Friday for a few games.

You are invited to come to the lab on Fridays from 3-6pm to play some games with us!   We have student volunteers who will be available to help you find games and other players for those games.

Please note – those 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.


For directions and more information, visit



Scott Nicholson