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. Learn more about our projects in our magazine

 

News

Judith Masthoff
16 August 2018
How can you create a playlist of songs that will keep everyone in the gym happy?
Prepdoc: empowering elderly people in conversations with healthcare professionals
20 July 2018
With the digital tool Prepdoc that is being developed, older patients can practice in order to be better prepared when they see a real doctor.
Close-up van een oog van een jong kind.
6 June 2018
Children spend too little time playing outside and are staring at screens too much. That not only affects your eyes, but your spacial skills as well.
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