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Offers news and research information on the development and social impact of computer games, and the Games Research mailing list.

A game about game theory by Jesper Juul.

Findings of a major study of EverQuest players including data on and discussions of demographics, statistics, psychology, charts, addiction, gender differences, gender bending, relationships, romance and guilds.

One man, on a motorcycle, around the world, in a quest for gameplay. A mission to explore and record culture through games.

Sponsored by the Serious Games Initiative. Develops a community and best practices platform for the numerous games being built for health care applications.

Website for book of the same name. Includes sample chapter and individual pages for authors Brad King and John Borland.

Computational Semiotics for Games and New Media: explores how semiotics can be used in creating and analysing games and new media.

A list of conferences and events of interest to game researchers and developers. Linked, annotated and chronologically ordered.

Applied research lab specifically looking at game form. Part of the Interactive Institute (Sweden).

Website of Bill MacKenty, technology teacher at a traditional public school using video games in the classroom. Provides strategies for using games in teaching, including notes on assessment, and supplies pedagogically specific reviews of video games.

Peer-reviewed, scholarly journal on computer games. Articles focus on aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games.

Independent. Weblog, articles, games. Research on political games, simulations, ludology.

Digital media artist, author, educator, and designer.

Germany. Weblog, articles, conference calls. Research on computer games and hypertext.

IT University of Copenhagen. Articles, activities, teaching.

Game designer, artist, and academic at NYU exploring the theory and practice of game design. Essays, links, teaching.

Theorist and author/developer specialising in interactive fiction, often in the crossover between game and literature. Games, fiction, publications and links.

Interactive media designer who has also written on games. Papers and descriptions of projects are available.

Game designer and theorist. Archive of columns published in Gamasutra, other articles, list of print publications, pages describing game philosophy.

Researching the construction of story in virtual worlds. Background in hypertext theory. Weblog and publications.

Weblog, articles and projects centered around multiplayer games, women and technology, emergence in communities and games and serial and reconfigurable narrative.

Website of Dutch independent game scholar Joris Dormans. His articles on games and related subjects can be found here.

Personal site contains articles and writing samples including research on MMORPG economies and "A Rape in Cyberspace."

Articles, links, and weblog chronicling personal search for games and toys, ideas and innovations, people and events that enhance our capacity for having fun.

PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen. Personal weblog and CV.

Professional and academic articles, presentations, and links to other resources.

Graphic facilitation, graphic recording, visualizations, and sketchnotes.

Weblog centering on an ethnographic approach to studying videogames and videogame players. Authored by Bryan-Mitchell Young.

Weblog focusing on the theme of "Deconstructing Networks", video game studies, and network culture in general. Authored by Jonah Brucker-Cohen.