Jack Murray

Texts and Technology PhD Student

University of Central Florida


Jack Murray is currently a PhD student in the Texts and Technology program at the University of Central Florida. He received his Masters of Arts in Art, Technology, and Emerging Communication and B.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. Jack’s research interests include game design and development, analog and digital play, and esports communities.


  • Game Design and development
  • Analog and Digital Game Studies


  • PhD in Texts and Technology Student, 2023

    University of Central Florida

  • MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, 2019

    University of Texas at Dallas

  • BS in Software Engineering, 2017

    University of Texas at Dallas


Game Design

Analog and Digital Games

Game Development

Engineering and Production

VR/AR Development

Virtual and Augmented Reality Experiences

Software Engineering

Java, C#, etc.



Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Texas at Dallas

Aug 2018 – May 2019 Texas
Teaching Assistant for Fundamentals of Game Design.

Interactive Developer

900lbs of Creative

Aug 2017 – Aug 2018 Texas
Developed interactive experiences in the Unity game engine.

Talks and Presentations

Masters Showcase: Massively Multiplayer Offline Games

Guest Lecture: A Crash Course in Analog Games