Digital Games Research
ECREA Section


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…

Compete – Cooperate – Communicate

International conference on the social aspects of digital gaming


Date: Thursday, 14. August –  Friday, 15. August 2014

Venue: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany

Jointly organized

Finally, here it is – We proudly present the first book of this working group! Multiplayer is now available via every decent book store, and your usual online sources. The best part: Second year ECREA members and institutional ECREA members will get it for f…

Message from Joost Raessens.


Utrecht University (UU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) are looking for highly motivated Postdoc and PhD candidates who consider it a challenge to conduct their research in t…

Some preliminary findings of our Game Scholar Survey (conducted in cooperation with ICA’s Game Studies Interest Group and the Digital Games Research Association) can be found here.

Some of the findings are surprising and completely contradicting

There is an updated version of the preconf program with some slight changes.

Click here for the new program!

Video from today’s installment of the “Trans-Atlantic Game Talks,” which features Dr. Mary Beth Oliver’s research on meaningful experiences with video games, is now available online at

TAG Talk #5With the utmost pleasure, we would like to announce our fifth installment of our chat series “Trans-Atlantic Game Talks”!

We plan to host the fifth session on Tuesday, 26th of March, at 4 p.m. GMT (noon in Pennsylvania, 9:30 p.m. in New Delhi) for abou…

The Power of Play: Motivational Uses and Applications

Pre-Conference for the 63rd International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, London, UK

17 June 2013, Monday Hilton Metropole, London, UK


Jointly organized by:

  • ICA Game Studies S