The 14th Game Research Lab Spring Seminar, “Making Games” will take place in 24-25 April 2018 in Tampere. The deadline for abstract submissions is 26 January. The full call for papers is at the seminar website at: https://makinggamesseminar.wordpress.com.
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 […]
Together with teams from University of Jyväskylä and Turku (Pori unit), UTAgameresearch lab was awarded by Academy of Finland the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (2018-2025 CoE program). According to the Academy of Finland “Centres of Excellence (CoE) are the flagships of Finnish research. They are at the very cutting edge of science […]
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: […]
Our students will be the main stars of the first changing exhibition of the newly opened Finnish Museum of Games. In this exhibition titled “Minun pelihistoriani” (My Game History) the students open up their personal paths with games, play and toys from childhood to current day. They also feature the exhibition as living players available […]
We are looking for great candidates to apply to our degree programs in Internet and Game Studies. The application period is 1st December 2016-13th January 2017. Go and apply or spread the message! Our students are part of the team and there are strong links between our research and teaching. If you want to be a […]
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, […]
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: […]
The new Finnish Player Barometer study is available for download: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0153-8 Tiedote uudesta Pelaajabarometri-tutkimuksesta: http://www.uta.fi/ajankohtaista/tiedotteet/tiedote.html?id=116713
Hybridex research report “Hybrid Playful Experiences : Playing between Material and Digital” is now available online at Tampub. The report presents the results of a two-year research project set to map the value of hybrid experience between digital and physical.