Long in planning, it was announced in Kyoto that the next international DiGRA games research conference will take place in Tampere, Finland. Organised by CoE-GameCult in 2-6 June 2020, the conference has its website and CFP at: www.digra2020.org.
After an enriching and eventful year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies, Aleena Chia will be joining Simon Fraser University as Assistant Professor in the School of Communication.
Despite its ongoing success, Magic: The Gathering is trailing in its mainstream appeal behind Dungeons & Dragons, which is published by the same company and has become a frequent reference in mainstream popular culture. While studying the transformation of the genre-defining card game into an esport, I encountered that its creators and players regularly discuss how the cis male-dominated tournament scene contributes to the public image of Magic: The Gathering.
Tampere University and the CoE Gamecult were pleased to host artist, academic, and game designer Troy Innocent during the week of 8th–16th April, 2019. Innocent was visiting for the 15th Annual Tampere University Game Lab Spring Seminar, Urban Play. The Spring Seminar was hosted by the CoE Gamecult and held at the Vapriikki Museum in Tampere, home of the Finnish Museum of Games.
Starting in August 2019, we are launching a blog series that will showcase the achievements and experiences of researchers and alumni of the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies.
On 6-10 August 2019, the international conference of game scholars, DiGRA 2019, takes place in Kyoto, Japan. More […]
Thousands of people gather into Ropecon this weekend (26-28 July 2019) – the largest volunteer-organised role-playing convention in […]
In collaboration with the CoE-GameCult, SNSUS – Stiftelsen Nordiska Sällskapet för Upplysning om Spelberoende is organising the 12th Nordic Conference on Gambling […]
CoE Gamecult presents “Modern Games: Institutions and the Colonization of Indeterminacy,” a lecture by Thomas Malaby on Friday 12 April, also available online.
Jan Švelch, a postdoctoral researcher at the CoE GameCult, has published article “Resisting the perpetual update: Struggles against […]