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

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.
Meisje met stoepkrijt
1 May 2018
During a health hackathon, neurobiologist Heidi Lesscher worked on a new app that will stimulate chronically ill children to play more.
1 May 2018
Zerrin Yumak, researcher of the Utrecht Center for Game Research participates in Breaking Science 2018.
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Events

20 - 24
Aug
20 August 2018 09:00 - 24 August 2018 17:00
This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on games, combining research trajectories in analysis and design with insights into applied games.
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