• Quantum Game Jam

    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

  • 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: http://gameresearchlab.tuni.fi/theses/

  • 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…