Tuakana Metuarau

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Lecturer School of Design Innovation

Teaching in 2018

MDDN 343 as Lecturer


A history of video games

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Tuakana Metuarau is a filmmaker, animator and game developer. He graduated from the School of Design Innovation in 2015 with a BDI specializing in Media Design before completing his Masters of Design Innovation in 2017, focusing on the history of video game home consoles and how that data could be stored and catalogued through the video game medium itself.


Tuakana’s main research interests are film, animation and retro video games and how the use of modern tools, both software and hardware, can be used to recreate the various qualities of these mediums, whether narrative, aesthetic or mechanics, while also expressing new ideas and creating new experiences within the established structures of said mediums.