All posts by Frans

Game education/1st Period 2019-2020

Note that there are again several game studies courses available, this Fall Term in our new VIMO/Media Studies bachelor’s degree program, and in the Game Studies master’s degree program in Tampere University – here are some direct info links: First Period, 2019-2020: VIMO (Viestinnän monitieteinen kandidaattiohjelma): VIMP01 Media, arki ja yhteiskunta, 5 op https://www.tuni.fi/opiskelijanopas/opintotiedot/opintojaksot/otm-9957c943-8a78-4ce5-ba3f-15878c9698d7?year=2019 MTAA05c […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]