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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: […]

Hakuaika internet- ja pelitutkimuksen maisteriopintoihin, dl. 27.1.

Vielä suomenkielinen muistutus tästä internet- ja pelitutkimuksen maisteriopintomahdollisuudesta – ohjelmaan ovat siis tervetulleita hakemaan myös suomalaiset opiskelijat (opintosuorituksia voi tehdä myös suomeksi, vaikka opintokieli onkin kursseilla yleensä englanti). Kotimaisessa maisteriopintojen erillishaussa tälle IGS-linjalle ei voi enää muuten hakea, deadline on tosiaan nyt 27.1. Kiitos jos levitätte tietoa eteenpäin mahdollisesti kiinnostuneille tahoille. Perustiedot englanniksi: The application […]

OASIS-TSR project final report now available

The results from the project OASIS – Playful Spaces for Learning and Collaboration at Work (2014–2015) have now been published and are available online http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-44-9928-9. The research was funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund (TSR), and focused on the experience of playfulness and the incentives and thresholds of adult play at the workplace.

Theses, interactive media and game studies, spring 2015

Congratulations to all those who have/are about to conclude their master’s degree studies and have got their master’s thesis approved this Spring – this year we have a really interesting, wide ranging selection of different learning processes and research work: Riikka Järvinen, “Täähän avaa koko mailman” – kokemuksia mobiiliteknologian käytöstä yläkoulussa (Experiences from the use of mobile technology […]