Archive for March, 2008

Ludologica

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

The Ludologica book series has originally appeared in Italian, focusing on the most important digital games as works of art, and their lead designers as game artists. Relaunched under title Videoludica — Game Culture, the series explores possibilities of art criticism in the area of game cultures. See:
http://www.ludologica.com/english.html
http://www.videoludica.com/

DiGRA Library

Posted in Online resources with tags , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

The open access digital library provided by DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association) collects together peer-reviewed papers presented in DiGRA conferences. See:
http://www.digra.org/dl

Game Research

Posted in Online resources with tags , on March 9, 2008 by frans

Game Research is the title of site that contains book reviews, research articles and information pages on various game studies related topics. See:
http://www.game-research.com/

Digiplay Bibliography

Posted in Online resources with tags , , , on March 9, 2008 by frans

The Digiplay Initiative maintains an extensive games research bibliography, currently reaching over two thousand references. The Digiplay site includes also links to papers, reports and books authored by the Digiplay research collective. Link to the bibliography:
http://digiplay.info/digibiblio

ISAGA

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

International Simulation and Gaming Association — ISAGA — is focused on the use of simulation and gaming, particularly from educational perspectives. ISAGA has organised an annual conference since 1970, making it the longest existing forum for academic discussion related to gaming. See:
http://www.isaga.info/

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

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

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/