Archive for March 9, 2008

IGDA

Posted in Organisations with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

International Game Developers Association — IGDA — is a non-profit organisation serving the game developer community. IGDA has local chapters that provide valuable contacts for those students who are aiming to direct their studies towards career in game industry. IGDA has several working groups who sometimes produce White Papers or other reports that are of interest also to game studies academics. See:
http://www.igda.org/

DiGRA

Posted in Organisations with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

Digital Games Research Association – DiGRA is an international organisation bringing together academic researchers, teachers, students and other professionals focusing on digital games. DiGRA organises international conferences of game studies, has a mailing list, local chapter organisations around the world, and provides peer reviewed conference articles through an open access digital library. See:
http://www.digra.org/

Game Journal

Posted in Journals with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

Another new journal, currently (March 2008) still working on its first issue, Game Journal is a refereed, open access journal that aims to serve as a portal for game and game theory research and development. See:
http://www.gamejournal.org/

International Journal of Role-Playing

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This is a new journal, still starting up, but it aims to bring together scholars interested in understanding role-playing in its various forms. See:
http://play.blogs.com/rp/

Loading… Journal

Posted in Journals with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

Loading… is a Canadian game studies journal, with currently one issue (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2007) out. It is an open access journal, promoting Canadian game studies, but I suppose they might consider also non-Canadian submissions. See:
http://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/

New Media & Society Journal

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New Media and Society deals with new media research in its various forms and is not particularly game oriented, but particularly students of online and Internet gaming might profit from its articles. See:
http://www.newmediaandsociety.com/
http://nms.sagepub.com/

Convergence Journal

Posted in Journals on March 9, 2008 by frans

Convergence is not only about games, but it deals with closely related or overlapping issues. Subtitled “the international journal of research into new media technologies”, the journal was launched already in 1995. Again, two websites are available with more information:
http://convergence.beds.ac.uk/
http://con.sagepub.com/current.dtl

Journal of Game Development

Posted in Journals with tags , on March 9, 2008 by frans

Charles River Media established the Journal of Game Development (JOGD) in 2005 (if my memory serves me correctly), and currently there are three volumes available to subscribers — but you can access the article abstracts online. JOGD is technically oriented and serves particularly computer science and technical designer parts of the game studies community. See:
http://www.jogd.com/

Games and Culture Journal

Posted in Journals with tags , on March 9, 2008 by frans

SAGE established its Games and Culture journal in January 2006. While not an open access journal (like Game Studies), it is still possible to access at least a sample issue from the journal website. There are actually two sites, one maintained by the publisher, one by the editors. See:
http://gac.sagepub.com/
http://www.gamesandculture.com/

Game Studies Journal

Posted in Journals with tags , on March 9, 2008 by frans

The key journal of the field, established in July 2001, Game Studies has published several important articles and has collected some of the leading scholars in its editorial board. Currently seems not to be appearing at the same frequency as before, but lets hope there will be fresh life waiting in its future. URL:
http://www.gamestudies.org/