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Michael Heron's Blog


My name is Michael Heron, and I'm a lecturer at Robert Gordon University. This page serves as a container for all the various things with which I'm involved. My research interests are accessibility, games, and especially accessibility in games. You can find links to my published academic work here.

I am also the owner, admin and lead developer of Epitaph: a text-based MMO set in the grim darkness of the zombie apocalypse.

I am also the editor for Meeple Like Us, a board game blog with a strong focus on the accessibility of tabletop games.


Member Blogs

Posted by Michael Heron on Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:58:00 EDT in
Here's what's been happening in the world of Meeple Like Us in June of 2017.

Posted by Michael Heron on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:08:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online
Newbies to a large convention may find it difficult to get as much out of the experience as they expect. Here's a short guide to what I learned from my UKGE experience points.

Posted by Michael Heron on Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:13:00 EDT in
Here's what's been happening in the world of Meeple Like Us in May of 2017.

Posted by Michael Heron on Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:54:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Social/Online
This is the first of two first hand 'after action' reports from the UK Games Expo 2017. This is now the third largest tabletop convention in the world, and that fact by itself means it's not suitable for everyone.

Posted by Michael Heron on Mon, 22 May 2017 05:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Serious
This is a discussion of the ways in which games, both video and tabletop, are resistant to the analytical techniques of criticism from other, more passive disciplines.

Posted by Michael Heron on Fri, 19 May 2017 09:29:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is once again upon us, and this article considers the value of accessibility advocacy in relation to video and analog and gaming.

Michael Heron's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/29/2016 - 10:38]

Hi there - sorry, missed ...

Hi there - sorry, missed this at the time r n r nIt 's definitely true there is nothing specific about hunting around for words/environment hooks that is a problem, but in my experience this was almost always unintended. I don 't recall many people, during my time coding collaboratively ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/10/2016 - 12:12]

Cool - who were you ...

Cool - who were you on DW MUD I was Drakkos there was a Lord, IIRC correctly, at the height of the Quest List Wars . r n r nThere certainly was an ingrained opposition to the idea of cheating in all its forms, but I don 't think it ...