By Dr Iain Donald, Lecturer in Interactive Media Production at the University of Abertay Dundee.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we will be asking researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Computer games are being used to address complex issues for a range of audiences. One such game is Far From Home, an online 3D adventure game made by students at the University of Abertay in Dundee. This uses the adventures of an alien called Sid to represent the experiences of a child in care…

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