Olli Sotamaa is a founding member of the Game Research Lab. He completed his PhD on players’ productive practices among computer game cultures in 2009. His postdoctoral work has focused on cultures of game development, exploring the global and local characteristics of video game industry. His publications cover user-generated content, player cultures, player-centred research methods, and cultural and historical analysis of game industry. Sotamaa has published in and edited special issues for several scholarly journals including Convergence, Fibreculture, First Monday, Games and Culture, Game Studies, International Journal of Arts and Technology, and Simulation and Gaming. His current research interests include co-production, creative labour and independent gaming scenes.