The graduate program Game Research at Utrecht University, Center for Game Research, offers talented students the opportunity to write their own PhD proposals. In a two years master phase, selected master students learned about different aspects of game research, and wrote their own research proposal. Four excellent PhD students have now been selected to start their four years project from September 2015:
Stephanie de Smale, Pattern in Conflict: How Game Design Influences War Representations.
Nina Rosa, Seeing, Hearing and Touching New Worlds, The Benefits of Multimodality in Augmented Reality Games.
Sjors Martens, Tools for the Trade: the Role of Tools in Playable Cities.
Marries van den Hoef, Game Appeal: Understanding the Variety of Intrinsic Appeals of Videogames.
The graduate program Game Research is funded by NWO
The graduate program Game Research is one of the projects run by the Center for Game Research. For more projects, see here