Call for Papers: Urban Play

The 15th annual Game Research Lab Spring Seminar focuses on Urban Play. Call for Papers Urban spaces offer a rich environment for a diversity of play practices, from location-based games to parkour and from hopscotch to chess in parks. Historically, cities have offered rich affordances for games and play, but in recent years the spread […]

Pelaajabarometri 2018

Pelaajabarometri 2018: Monimuotoistuva mobiilipelaaminen Uutta tietoa pelaamisesta, eSports-harrastuksesta ja suomalaisten asenteista pelaamista kohtaan. Pelaajabarometrin tutkimusraportti on kokonaisuudessaan ladattavissa verkosta: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0870-4 Syyskuussa 2018 valmistunut uusi Pelaajabarometri-tutkimus vahvistaa kuvaa Suomesta aktiivisten pelaajien maana. Samalla uudessa tutkimuksessa nousee esiin pelaamisen sisältöjen ja muotojen monipuolisuus sekä pelikulttuurin jatkuva muutos. Uuden tutkimuksen mukaan 97,8 % suomalaisista pelaa ainakin jotakin, kun […]

Frans Mäyrä on research leave

Professor Frans Mäyrä will be on research leave, acting as a Professorial Fellow in IASR, on period 1 August 2018 – 31 July 2019. Most recent information about whom to contact regarding COMS education and administration related matters can be found at: https://www.uta.fi/coms – for UTAgamelab and IGS degree program related important matters, please contact the […]

Game Project 2018 games available

The students of ITIA9 Game Project course have been creating games for the whole Spring term. All of the games are now also available for anyone to download and play. During the course, the students familiarized themselves with game creation processes through lectures, workshops, game company visits, and, most importantly, creating games themselves. Each of the […]

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 […]