Call for Applications: Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies

Call for Applications: Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies See also: https://coe-gamecult.org/ Background, enquiries The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (CoE GameCult) is starting in January 2018 in the Academy of Finland’s Centres of Excellence (CoE) program. The CoE will hire initially 6-8 researchers. CoEs are the flagships of Finnish research, operating […]

Game Project 2017 games available for download!

Our students have been working hard with their game projects the whole Spring semester of 2017 (ITIA9 Game Project). For the first time we provide the results of the course, in the spirit of game jams, as free downloadables to anyone interested to test them out. The course was divided into three consecutive development periods: […]

Spectating Play CFP deadline approaching

The Game Research Lab organises a yearly seminar covering contemporary topics in games research. This year, the focus is on the spectatorship of games. The call for papers is still open, we are accepting extended abstracts (500-1000 words) until 23:59 on Friday the 27th of January (submissions@spectatingplay.com). Visit the seminar website for a more detailed […]

Mindtrek 2016 research papers

Several new games research papers were published in Mindtrek 2016 conference, including: “Creating play money for free-to-play and gambling games” by Jani Kinnunen, Kati Alha, Janne Paavilainen “Building finnish game jam community through positive social facilitation” by Annakaisa Kultima, Kati Alha, Timo Nummenmaa “The emergence of industry of playful hybrids: developer’s perspective” by Heikki Tyni, […]

DiGRA-FDG conference 2016

August 1-5, there are dozens of highly interesting research papers, panels, keynotes and other sessions presented in the first joint DiGRA-FDG conference in Dundee, Scotland. Here are listed some highlights, including only selection of presentations by Finnish game researchers from UTAgamelab, as well as from our colleagues and collaborators in the universities of Jyväskylä and Turku: […]