Game Studies


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The study of games and the game experience offers opportunities for the study of human communication that involve multidisciplinary approaches that merge the disciplines of conventional communication studies and research, arts and visual design, cognitive studies, computer sciences, cultural studies, engineering social sciences, health sciences, and information design.

Although the common ground for the division is digital and video games, the group encompasses a broad range of inquiry topics and methods. It serves as fertile meeting ground for the exchange of ideas among a very broad spectrum of disciplines.


PhD Studentship: ‘Digital Media, Computer Games and Cultural Memory’

A 4-year PhD position in Computer Game Studies at UiT Tromsø (Norway), on ‘Digital Media, Computer Games and Cultural Memory’, is now available. Application deadline is 11 September 2014.

Please forward this link to possible candidates you might be aware of:

Applicants do not have to speak/learn Norwegian to apply. English will do just fine.

Please direct any queries to Holger Pötzsch <>

The Journal of Games Criticism (ISSN: 2374-202X) is seeking submissions from game developers, designers, bloggers, journalists, and academics for its January 2015 issue. JGC accepts articles, book reviews, experimental game reviews, and letters to the editor. This open access journal publishes peer-reviewed videogame criticism and analysis as well as essays on the topics of methodology and design.

This issue's submission deadline is November 15, 2014 and will be published on January 22, 2015. Submissions guidelines are available at and submission templates are available at

Questions or submissions can be directed to

Nicholas A. Hanford
Journal of Games Criticism



  • James D. Ivory, Chair
  • Nicholas David Bowman, Vice-Chair
  • Rachel Kowert, Secretary
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