Gaming at the Media and Gaming Lab (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, psychology, 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
- Nintendo Switch
- 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 solid collection of tabletop RPG gaming systems (including Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons, Traveller, Adventures in Middle Earth, and many more).
Additionally, MGL offers access to gaming headsets and an Elgato HD60 S game streaming device.
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 Board Game Day Celebration.
Lindenwood University Gaming Association
Michael Fetters serves at the advisor for the Lindenwood University Gaming Association (LUGA). The purpose of this organization is to promote a culture of gaming as an extracurricular and entertaining activity for all students of Lindenwood to enjoy. All people regardless of social status, stereotype, or interests should be able to enjoy gaming without shame, with friends or alone. We seek to offer a community and group which offers exciting events and friendship for both casual, hardcore, and spectator individuals. We also serve to provide Esports opportunities for professional players to get a head start observing and participating in the competitive field.