The Big Games Stream @ The University of Portsmouth - Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Peter Howell*, Matthew Higgins, Adam Michael Leonard Jerrett

*Corresponding author for this work

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2023 saw the 10-year anniversary of the release of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, developed by The Chinese Room, a development studio that grew out of the University of Portsmouth's games research group, and designed by Dr Peter Howell, course lead for the BA (Hons) Computer Games Design course and head of the Advanced Games Research Group. To celebrate this milestone and to offer a designer's retrospective commentary on the game and its development process, Peter, along with game design lecturers and researchers Dr Matthew Higgins and Adam Jerrett, presented a three-part series streaming the game via Twitch. Alongside the gameplay, we discuss aspects of game design, the player experience in horror, game development and production issues, level art, animation, AI, and more, all informed by insider knowledge and designer intent.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUoP Computer Games Technology and Enterprise
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023


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  • amnesia: a machine for pigs
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  • twitch
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  • streaming
  • games
  • game design
  • game development

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