Dr. Malcolm Ryan

Dr Malcolm Ryan leads the Serious Games Research Network in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University. His research focuses on ethical decision-making in videogames, in collaboration with fellow researchers in philosophy, cognitive science and creating writing. Together they have recently released a visual novel game The Great Fire and conducted a year-long study of 300+ players, investigating how their choices in the game are affected by different design features. Outside of his research, he also designs and develops his own indie games, including The Road, a post-apocalyptic survival board game that lets you know which of your friends is most likely to betray you in the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

© 2022 New Zealand Game Developers Association