Gaming at the MGL supports a wide variety of campus interdisciplinary programs, scholarly research, and student needs involving video, board and tabletop RPG games—from game design and education to creative writing and others investigating the technology, game world structure, narratives, and social interactions present in games. The collection supports the needs of students interested in games for class projects and related activities, as well as serving to enhance the Lindenwood community.
At the MGL, students have access to current gaming systems, including:
- Xbox One
- Playstation 4
- Oculus Rift VR
Additionally, the gaming collection includes a vintage PC gaming collection, an education-oriented gaming collection, a wide variety of traditional and euro board and card games, and a small but growing number of tabletop RPG gaming systems.
In addition to media related events, the Media and Gaming Lab also organizes gaming events on campus, aimed at offering opportunities for creative interdisciplinary interaction between faculty and students. Two such events include the Open RPG Day and the International Game Day Celebration.