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

7 December 2018
Households are better able to follow tips to save energy by playing a game than using a standard dashboard with instructions.
26 November 2018
"We are turning analogue games into digital forms, but we still don’t know what potential such conversion has to offer."
13 November 2018
The RAGE project will be presented on 20 and 21 November at a meeting of the European Parliament in Brussels.
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Events

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20 December 2018 14:00 - 17:00
Meeting for Dutch Game researchers
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