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

11 October 2017
The Utrecht Center for Game Research launched a magazine highlighting several research projects and researchers in the field of games.
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11 October 2017
An interdisciplinary group of scholars got together to address emerging issues related to big data in a joint-effort
Zoom-in of the magazine cover for the Game Research magazine special publication
11 October 2017
Since 2014, the Utrecht Center for Game Research has developed into a true community. It's activities are now presented in the Game Research magazine.
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Events

10
Nov
10 November 2017 13:00 - 17:30
Come and experiment at the Teaching & Learning Lab during the autumn festival on the 10th of November!
23
Nov
23 November 2017 14:30 - 17:30
On November 23rd the 4th Playforum, themed "The Playful Brain" will be held. What's the importance of playing for the brain development of young children?
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