Torres Strait Virtual Reality Game: A Conversation with Rhett Loban


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Torres Strait Virtual Reality (TSVR), is a virtual reality game that was created to raise awareness of one of Australia’s First Nations people, Torres Strait Islanders. The game is an exemplar of how cultural traditions and knowledge can be used to anchor cultural reproductions and research in new mediums, and offers an Indigenous framework for developing culturally sound and culturally centred games.

Join Rhett Loban, designer of ‘Torres Strait Virtual Reality’ as he speaks with Jen Zielinska, creative director of MPavilion, about community engagement and playtesting, and the role of Indigenous cultural influences in game design.

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