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.
Nusfjord review

Nusfjord (2017)

Uwe Rosenerg’s legacy as a game designer is remarkable.  His curriculum vitae of releases shows outstanding versatility as well as a surety of touch that has a consistency that borders on supernatural.   There are very few designers that show a range that can encompass Patchwork, Agricola and Bohnanza.    He has…

Prisma Arena (2020)

One thing I especially enjoy about looking at a new entry from Hub Games is that there’s going to be something genuinely interesting in it.   Blank is a design toolkit masquerading as a card game.  Holding On did fascinating things with theme and with representing hazy memory as a gameplay…