From 27 January 2020 13:15 to 31 January 2020 18:00

Week of the Game

Experience the field of game research and industry in its entire width! In the week from 27 to 31 January, the Utrecht Center for Game Research organizes various game-related activities, from retrogames to scientific lectures.


Monday 27 January

13.15-15.00: Game and Media Technology colloquiumGrote Zaal, Muntstraat 2a
Serious Game Development at IJsfontein, by Jan-Willem Huisman and Evert Hoogendoorn (IJsfontein, Amsterdam).

Tuesday 28 January

12.00-14.00: network lunch with game companiesMezzanine at Minnaert building, Leuvenlaan 4
Study association Sticky organizes a networking lunch for students, researchers and game companies. Anyone who wants to work in or collaborate with the gaming industry is welcome. While enjoying a free sandwich, you can discuss possible opportunities with developers from the Dutch gaming industry. Game Technology alumni will also be present to show their final projects.

14.00-16.00: Introducing the 9 Special Interest Groups + Launch of the UU game development studio 253Games

Wednesday 29 January

13.15-15.00 Classic Games, New TechnologiesHall Minaert Building, Leuvenlaan 4
12 teams of students present and demo their re-designed and developed classic games with new style and technologies

15.15-16.00 Closing ceremony with public award ceremony

Thursday 30 January

12.00-13.00 Lunch meeting: Introduction to Gamification and Game Based Learning (for UU/UMCU employees only) More information

14.30-17.00 Game Software Project presentations
5 teams of students present the games the games they developed for (external) clients
Zaal Pangea, Victor Koningsbergergebouw, Budapestlaan 4a-b

  • 14:30: Welcome and introduction
  • 14:45: Project: Out-of-control op het spoor: wat nu?
  • 15:05: Project: Play local2Local
  • 15:25: Break
  • 15:45: Project: A geo-located city application
  • 16:05: Project: 3D-Game Gym AI Test Agents
  • 16:25: Project: Virtual teaching assistants
  • 16:45: Closing

Friday 31 January

13.00-18.00: Retro Games and Social EventDownstairs hall of Koningsberger building
AwesomeSpace will set up the hall of the Koningsberger building as a real retro-gamespace. Here you can play famous and unknown retro classics on old game computers! From 16.00, student association Sticky offers drinks at the retro-gamespace.

Start date and time
27 January 2020 13:15
End date and time
31 January 2020 18:00