Emir Bektić is a graduate student at the Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American studies, with his thesis exploring the psychological concept of locus of control in the game The Stanley Parable. He is currently enrolled in the Game Studies and Engineering Master’s Degree where his main interest revolves around the representation of historical artifacts and events in games. Other academic fields of interest are anglophone literature and film.
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A game-preservation research project
Lecture, Saturday, 20th October, 12:30 – 13:00
As the medium of games keeps growing ever-larger and with the industry producing them ever-growing, one would be justified to look to the future of games with a great deal of enthusiasm. However, this brings forth the danger of forgetting about the valuable past of the gaming industry and, in turn, losing a large number of relevant artifacts. The research conducted here thus focuses on the preservation of games, primarily through archiving. The goal is to analyze various methods of storing and maintaining games and the systems they are played on, with a practical application planned for the upcoming University of Klagenfurt Gamelab archive.1