• Spectating Play CFP deadline approaching

    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…

  • Minun pelihistoriani (My Game History) exhibition 1.10.-2.10.2017

    Minun pelihistoriani (My Game History) exhibition 1.10.-2.10.2017

    Our students will be the main stars of the first changing exhibition of the newly opened Finnish Museum of Games. In this exhibition titled “Minun pelihistoriani” (My Game History) the students open up their personal paths with games, play and toys from childhood to current day. They also feature the exhibition as living players available…

  • Application period for MDP in Internet and Game Studies is open!

    Application period for MDP in Internet and Game Studies is open!

    We are looking for great candidates to apply to our degree programs in Internet and Game Studies. The application period is 1st December 2016-13th January 2017. Go and apply or spread the message! Our students are part of the team and there are strong links between our research and teaching. If you want to be a…

  • Mindtrek 2016 research papers

    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

    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:…

  • Finnish Player Barometer 2015, Pelaajabarometri 2015

    Finnish Player Barometer 2015, Pelaajabarometri 2015

    The new Finnish Player Barometer study is available for download: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0153-8 Tiedote uudesta Pelaajabarometri-tutkimuksesta: http://www.uta.fi/ajankohtaista/tiedotteet/tiedote.html?id=116713

  • Hybridex research report available online!

    Hybridex research report available online!

    Hybridex research report “Hybrid Playful Experiences : Playing between Material and Digital” is now available online at Tampub. The report presents the results of a two-year research project set to map the value of hybrid experience between digital and physical.

  • Seminar on Hybrid Play

    Seminar on Hybrid Play

    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.…

  • Lahjoitus Tampereen yliopistolle pelitutkimukseen

    Lahjoitus Tampereen yliopistolle pelitutkimukseen

    Colossal Order on tehnyt Tampereen yliopistolle 15 000 euron lahjoituksen, jota ollaan suuntaamassa perusteilla olevan Pelitutkimuksen keskuksen toimintaan ja kehittämiseen: https://www.tieteenraivaajat.fi/colossal-order-lahjoittaa-tampereen-yliopistolle/

  • Money and Games seminar program and registration

    Money and Games seminar program and registration

    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:…