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Science Road, The University of Sydney

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The academic field of game studies has largely arisen in the past 20 years, energised by the phenomenal growth of the digital games industry. More recent developments such as mobile gaming and the resurgence of non-digital play have encouraged scholars to acknowledge the plurality of game experiences, practices, cultures and design. Across Australia, studying games is increasingly becoming institutionally recognized and encouraged, and nominated as key areas of interest in job advertisements in departments traditionally specializing in literature, media studies, human-computer interaction and design.

So, this year’s DiGRA Australia conference asks, ‘What’s Next?’

It is our intent with this theme to encourage research and discussion that speaks to and guides the future direction of games research in Australia. We encourage submissions that reflect all aspects of scholarly engagement with games. It is not a requirement that submissions engage with this theme.

We organise such an event acknowledging that understanding games is not an exclusively academic endeavour and excellent work is occurring in a wide variety of spaces outside of formal scholarship. Consequently, we encourage non-academic game researchers, critics, designers, developers and artists to attend and contribute to the event.

Following on from the success of previous DiGRA Australia events, DiGRA Australia will remain a single track conference. The full conference programme can be found here.

DiGRAA 2019 is made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the School of Literature, Arts and Media and the Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre at The University of Sydney

School of Literature, Art and Media and Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre

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