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 […]

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, […]