Submission open!

For the first time, the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) conferences, will join together in an unprecedented gathering of games researchers.

Taking place from August 1- 6, 2016 and hosted by Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, this first joint international conference will be a landmark exchange of ideas for academics and educators doing games research in a wide range of disciplines.

Read the full Call for Papers and the submission template  before submitting.

Conference tracks are:

Game design : Design techniques, practices, methods, post mortems, etc.

Game criticism and analysis: Close readings, ontologies and frameworks, historical studies, philosophical explorations, and other humanities ­informed approaches

Play studies, interaction and player experience: studies of play, observations and interviews of players, and research based on other methods from the social sciences; game interfaces, player metrics, modeling player experience

Artificial intelligence: agents, motion/camera planning, navigation, adaptivity, procedural content generation, dialog, authoring tools, general game playing

Game technology: engines, frameworks, graphics, networking, animation

Game production: studies of game production processes, studio studies, software studies, platform studies and software engineering

Deadline for submission of full papers/extended abstracts is 29 January 2016.  You can download the submission template for guidance.  Submission is open now.

Full registration for the conference will open at the end of January.  In the meantime, save the date in your calendar and register your interest by signing up on the website for updates.

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