Game Research

Utrecht Center for Game Research

Games play an increasingly important role in many societal areas by allowing users to practice, play, experiment, research, and learn in a safe and motivating environment.

The Utrecht Center for Game Research performs interdisciplinary research on serious gaming and playful interaction with a focus on the following domains:

  • Games for Learning
  • Games for Health
  • Games for Change 

It is our mission to employ games to help solving large societal challenges. Games are pre-eminently suitable to inform, motivate, appeal to emotion, and influence behavior. Games do that better than other types of media. 



18 November 2016
Serious game for training health care professionals
18 November 2016
Observations from the Symposium on Software for Practicing Communication Skills
3 November 2016
Utrecht University will work with Eindhoven to deploy apps to make people aware of the role public space can play for the improvement of their health.


7 February 2017 14:00 - 17:00
Meeting for Dutch Game researchers

Game Research