Mirek Stolee

Game enthusiast, scholar, and creator

Hello, folks! I'm Mirek. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Marketing and Television Studies. After a year of teaching programming at the South Bend Code School, I'm now pursuing my master's degree in Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I do research about the intersection between digital and analog media, currently focusing on escape rooms.

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Research Interests

I am doing work at UCSC in the following areas, advised by Nathan Altice.

  • Escape rooms
  • Board games
  • Game adaptations
  • History of games
  • Teaching game rules
  • Replayability

Creative Work

Arduous Escape

Developer
An escape-the-room adventure game for the Arduboy game platform. Programmed in C++ using the Arduino IDE.

Github

Cat-tastrophe

Designer
A hybrid analog-digital pet game using deformable controllers that detect when the cat is drinking, eating, or relieving itself.

Github

Dr. G. Lich's Lab

Designer
A real-life escape room designed to help high school students review coding concepts. Run at the South Bend Code School.

Silly Hats and Such

Developer
A web application that fits accessories onto 3D facescans. Written in JavaScript using the three.js library.

Check it out