Lecturer

Rory is a games studies researcher who has written and lectured on a diverse range of games-related topics. He has previously worked as a games critic, game design consultant and performance artist and his research interests include e-sports, game fiction and parody.

Contact details

Telephone 01326255587

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2009 Foundation in Art and Design Kingston University
2012 BA Fine Art, Performance and Digital Media Kingston University
2013 MA Digital Games Theory and Design Brunel University
2018 PhD Game Studies Falmouth University
2018 PGCHE Falmouth University

Membership of external committees

Editorial Board Member - Games and Culture Journal

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Esports and Game Spectatorship
Mental Illness and Games
Cognitive Theory and Games
Game Fiction
Parody in Games

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679, Rubino, Giovanni, Lelievre, Edwige and Phillips, Tim (2020) Virtual gardening: Identifying problems and potential directions for ‘ecological awareness’ through soil management and plant recognition gaming. Journal of Environmental Media, 1 (2). pp. 185-207. ISSN 2632-2471
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Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679 (2019) The Story of Bonehead Merkle: Appraising the Fictional Component of Sports. Well-Played, 8 (3). pp. 151-172. ISSN 2164-3458
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Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679 (2019) The Development of Sports: A Comparative Analysis of the Early Institutionalization of Traditional Sports and E-Sports. Games and Culture, 15 (1). pp. 51-72. ISSN 1555-4139
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Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679 (2018) Approaches to Game Fiction Derived from Musicals and Pornography. MDPI Arts Journal, 7 (3). ISSN 2076-0752
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Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679 (2015) How do Frog Fractions and Nier use intertextual knowledge to subvert the player's expectations? Well-Played Journal, 3 (2). pp. 187-206. ISSN 2164-3458
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Book Section

Scott, Michael ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6803-1490, Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679, Besombes, Nicolas, Connolly, Cornelia, Gawrysiak, Joey, Halevi, Tzipora, Jenny, Seth, Miljanovic, Michael, Stange, Melissa, Taipalus, Toni and Williams, J. Patrick (2021) Foundations for Esports Curricula in Higher Education. In: Proceedings of the 2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, pp. 27-55. ISBN 978-1-4503-9202-0
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Conference or Workshop Item

Scott, Michael ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6803-1490, Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679, Besombes, Nicolas, Connolly, Cornelia, Gawrysiak, Joey, Halevi, Tzipora, Jenny, Seth, Miljanovic, Michael, Stange, Melissa, Taipalus, Toni and Williams, J Patrick (2021) Towards a Framework to Support the Design of Esports Curricula in Higher Education. In: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 26 June, 2021 - 1 July, 2021, Gernany. (In Press)
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Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679 (2019) Approaching the Analysis of the Spectatorship of AI in Saltybet.com. In: AISB, Falmouth, UK. (Submitted)
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Thesis

Summerley, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6496-9679 (2017) Ludic Dysnarrativa : How Can Fictional Inconsistency in Games be Reduced? Doctoral thesis, University of the Arts London in collaboration with Falmouth University.
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Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Digital Games Theory and Design

Courses taught

  • BA Game Development

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