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 […]
The 14th Game Research Lab Spring Seminar, “Making Games” will take place in 24-25 April 2018 in Tampere. The deadline for abstract submissions is 26 January. The full call for papers is at the seminar website at: https://makinggamesseminar.wordpress.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Visit the seminar website for a more detailed […]
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, […]
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: […]
Game Research Lab is organizing a joint morning seminar of two research projects: Hybrid Play Seminar. The Hybrid Play Seminar presents recent results and current work on the topic of hybrid play. The event starts with a presentation on the final results of the Hybridex project conducted by the University of Tampere Game Research Lab. […]
We have now published the program and opened the non-speaker registration for the Money and Games seminar. The seminar takes place on April 18-19 at the University of Tampere. Participation is free of charge, but as attendee count is limited, registration is required. See more information and the registration instructions on the seminar web page: […]
The call for papers is now published, inviting abstract submissions for the Money and Games seminar, taking place 18-19 April 2016 in the University of Tampere. Please find more at: https://gamemoneyseminar.wordpress.com/.
The UTA Gamelab researchers are collaborating in organising game jam focused on the complex, fascinating phenomena of quantum physics. The jam will take place in Tuorla Observatory of the University of Turku 12-14 December 2014, and can read more from these pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/308819815991849/?ref=22 http://www.utu.fi/en/news/news/Pages/Games-to-Solve-Scientific-Problems-at-Game-Jam.aspx