Archive for game studies

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/

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/

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/

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/