Digital Games Research
ECREA Section

The sections’ founding chair Thorsten Quandt (University of Münster, Germany) and founding vice-chair Jan Van Looy (University of Ghent, Belgium) decided to step aside. Thus, a new management team was elected at the business meeting which was held at the EC…

At the 7th ECREA conference in Lugano, the Digital Games Research section hosted 3 sessions. Additionally, 1 games research poster was presented at the interactive poster session. In total, 42 international scholars from 8 different countries actively contr…

Getting to Ghent


The closest international railway station for high-speed trains is Brussels South (Bruxelles Midi) railway station (arrival of Thalys, TGV, Eurostar, ICE, etc.). From Bruxelles Midi, there is a train going the Ghent Sint Pieters rail…

ECREA Digital Games Research Winter Workshop

Challenging Methods for Games Research

A two-day workshop


Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December 2015

Belgium, Ghent, Het Pand

The ECREA Section Digital Games Research ( is organizing an …

With great pleasure, we announce the imminent transition of the ECREA Temporary Working Group (TWG) „Digital Games Research“ into an ECREA Section. The application of a status upgrade was approved by the Executive Board of ECREA, in close contact with othe…

The Healing Game: Positive Aspects of Game Design and Play

Cologne_Game[2][1]In this special event by the International Communication Association and University of Cologne, leading scholars and industry representatives will come together to discuss the positive effects vide…

The registration site for the pre conference on Digital Games Research is now up and running. You will find the link there (our pre con is the first option under “pre conferences”):



The program for the MULTIPLAYER 2 conference has been finally released, including information on the excellent keynote speakers. You can find more information on the conference and registration process via the Website here:


Games and society: From social interaction to social change

Pre-Conference to ECREA’s fifth European Communication Conference, ECC 2014 (Lisbon, Portugal)

11 November 2014

The awareness of digital games has evolved rapidly in recent years…