Game Design

Game Research

Dr Peter Howell

I am a Games Researcher, Designer, Developer and Lecturer based at the University of Portsmouth in the sunny south of England. I also founded and manage Cold Cactus Games, a microstudio working on experimental titles.


Through my work, I aim to challenge preconceptions of games and play, to poke and prod at the limits of the game medium, and to break a few rules in the process.


Because there is nothing less exciting than being normal.

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