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

28 August 2019
Utrecht University researcher Dr. Karin Rebel talks about the importance of interdisciplinary education, and sustainability game Utrecht 2040.
20 June 2019
Among other things, Nijboer receives the award for the virtual supermarket that she developed as a diagnostic tool for people with brain damage.
29 May 2019
Utrecht University researcher Dr Joost Vervoort awarded an NWO Vidi grant to research how simulation gaming can experiment with sustainable future societies.
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