Author: Michael Heron

My name is Michael James 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. As an academic with a strong interest in the Scottish Independence Referendum, I was also part of the team who developed RGU's twitter analysis tool. It may have been a 'no' in the end, but the fight goes on. I have taught for a decade in both further and higher education, and some of my teaching materials can be found at my wiki. 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. If you have any questions on that topic, feel free to ask them at my ask.fm page.. I occasionally blog too over on Gamasutra.
Exit The Game Review

Exit: The Game (2016)

There has been a veritable explosion of games in the ‘escape room’ genre over the past couple of years.  We’ve already reviewed Unlock, and it would be a good idea for you to go read what we said about that before digging too deeply into our views on Exit.  Simply…

The Resistance review

The Resistance (2009)

A few days ago (at the time of writing – many months ago at the time of publishing) I had the opportunity to drop into Dundee and Angus College to play games with a bunch of students on the HND in Computer Games course.   D&A is where Mrs Meeple works…

Super Motherload (2015)

A review copy of Super Motherload was provided by Roxley Games in exchange for a fair and honest review. I confess I had no idea that Super Motherload was a thing, certainly not a thing successful enough to spawn off a tie-in boardgame.  And yet, my diligent research (a lazy…

Ice Cool review

Ice Cool (2016)

Here in the United Kingdom there was a cultural phenomenon called Subbuteo that defined the life of many an enthusiastic young boy during the eighties.    My life back then was a constant background murmur of gaming properties that would now be considered within the domain of the ‘hobbyist’.  We had…