253Games is the game design and development studio of the Center for Game Research of Utrecht University. We develop games for learning and research purposes for clients within UU and UMCU. The design and development of the games is done by students at Utrecht University, supervised by lecturers and researchers. The projects are implemented in coordination with Educate-IT and Research-IT. We frequently collaborate with the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht (GLU), and the University of Arts Utrecht (HKU) for the graphic art design.
253Games works on a projects basis. Each project is defined by a project description stating the overall idea of the game, the main elements of the game, the stakeholders, and the size of the project in terms of number of hours and number of students assistants. The studio has a coordinator who holds consultations with the clients, acquires students, handles contracts, and supervises running projects.