Katja Aller is the program manager for the interdisciplinary MA Game Development and Research. She holds a joint master’s degree in German and Comparative Literature from both Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany) and St Andrews University (Scotland) and is a co-organizer of the Young Academics Workshop. As a former literature scholar, she has a soft spot for narrative-heavy games and so-called walking simulators. In 2020, she became a PhD candidate in media studies at Cologne University. Her dissertation “The Narrative Capacities of Spaces and Objects in Walking Simulator Games” explores the connections and relationships between player, narrative(s), and in-game environments in walking simulators. Her research interests include (transmedial) Narratology, Theory of Space, Object/Thing Studies, and Horror in games and film.


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