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Nick  Hampton

Dr Nick Hampton

Senior Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 6491 ext. 6491 Room no. JM305

Biography

Dr Nick Hampton has a background in game design and game development, as well as a PhD in videogame theory.

After being awarded a First (Hons) degree in Creative Computer Games Design at Swansea Metropolitan University, Nick set up a small indie studio, developing and publishing a number of games for Android and iOS platforms.

After this, he returned to academia and undertook a PhD, investigating the role of the uncanny within the medium of videogames. After successful completion of the PhD, Nick moved into teaching, and has now been a lecturer at Solent University for six years. Nick’s main interests lie within videogame theory and design, and he loves to see students explore the full potential and possibilities of videogames, both artistically and creatively.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Nick has previously run a small indie studio, developing and publishing a number of games for Android and iOS platforms.
  2. Teaching experience

    Nick has lectured for six years in higher education as a lecturer and senior lecturer. He also has course lead responsibilities for Solent's Foundation Year in Digital Arts.
  3. Research interests

    Nick's research interests lie in uncanny, mixed realities, and games and health and well-being.