researching games BarCamp (short: #resgames) is a BarCamp dedicated to the study of digital games. It assembles scholars and practitioners from all academic disciplines – be it computer sciences, media studies, education, engineering, psychology, literary studies, psychology, business administration, medicine, physics, sociology, maths, law, or religious studies.
While there is no shortage of game-related business events, conferences, and festivals nowadays, #resgames considers itself as a counterpoint to rigid academic formats or exclusively practice-oriented events. This is part of the BarCamp formula: everyone is allowed (and required) to present their research, the schedule is decided upon by all participants on site. Following the BarCamp tradition, sponsors bear the bulk of the expenses, so participants’ fees – which include board and lodge – stay very reasonable.
Apart from its academic and interdisciplinary focus #resgames is therefore above all meant to be an open and community-driven platform for young games researchers and professionals.
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