Week of the Game
week of the game 2020

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.


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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



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18 March 2020
Alison Harvey from the University of Leicester visited Utrecht University on 25 and 26 February.
Oefenrechtbank Weekend van de Wetenschap 2019
24 February 2020
Do you have a good idea to engage a general audience with your research? Apply for the Public Engagement Seed Fund call Spring 2020
28 August 2019
Utrecht University researcher Dr. Karin Rebel talks about the importance of interdisciplinary education, and sustainability game Utrecht 2040.