Digital Games Research
ECREA Section
New ECREA „Digital Games Research“ Section
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 other sections, working groups and networks within ECREA.
The new status comes with a number of changes in responsibilities and benefits. For section members, the most obvious change will be the introduction of a full games track at the main ECREA conference (ECC). Already starting with the next ECC in Prague 2016, there will be an open call for papers, and a number of games panels that are integrated into the main program. This means many more slots for games related presentations, and enhanced possibilities for the games community to meet and discuss research within the leading European communication association.
The former TWG management team will serve as the founding section management team until the ECC in Prague, where elections will be held (during the business meeting). More information on the paper call, the business meeting, the elections – and other events of the new section – will be released in due time via this website and the Facebook site of the section.
Your „Digital Games Research“ Section management team
Thorsten Quandt, Chair
Jan Van Looy, Vice-Chair
Torill Mortensen, Vice-Chair