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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: […]

CFP: Adult Play

Call for Papers: Adult Play Game Studies Spring Seminar 11-12 May, 2015, University of Tampere, FINLAND People of all ages engage in play activities, yet play is still easily associated with children. The rhetorics of play are often tied to ideas of progression; play prepares and teaches children and playing is beneficial for adolescents. Adults, […]

New masters theses

The Gamelab theses page now lists three new Master’s Theses from 2014: Esko Vankka, Free-to-Play Games: Professionals’ Perceptions (2014) Mika Uusi-Kilponen, Viestinsidos: tutkimus 18–40-vuotiaiden suomalaisten internetin käyttötarkoituksista ja käyttötavoista (2014) Juha-Matti Pulkkinen, Design values of digital role-playing games (2014) Congratulations to the graduates! More in:

New research into ludification & gamification

[Game Research Lab has started four new research projects that deal with ludification and gamification – of at the contexts of culture, society and in industry; below more in Finnish] Pelillisyys uudistaa kulttuuria, yhteiskuntaa ja liiketoimintaa – laaja tutkimus alkaa ”Kaikkialle levittäytyvä pelillisyys, interaktiiviset mediamuodot ja verkkopalvelut muuttavat parhaillaan sosiaalisen kanssakäymisen, työelämän, oppimisen ja vapaa-ajan […]