Conquering virtual mountains: How video games got me through 2020

23 Mar 2021
By Ellie M., Post-grad at University of Glasgow

I’ve always loved disappearing into fictional worlds, being drawn in by my imagination with books or completely absorbed in the visuals of a film. But, this year, I discovered how to actually take part in a story - through games.

I’d never been much of a gamer or, at least, not compared to a lot of people.

Yes, I had a Nintendo DS as a kid and I’d still occasionally crack out my Nintendo Wii for a Mario Kart party. But over the last five years? I’ve probably only played four games all the way through.

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Crafter, casual gamer, and future forest ranger. I'm Ellie and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with a degree in Film Studies and Theatre. I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire and am still trying to figure this ‘adult’ thing out.