DSV hosts Nordic Digra – new Nordic game Conference

On August 16 and 17, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) will host the first Nordic Digra – a new Nordic game Conference focusing on games, gaming and gamers.



The first Nordic Digra conference will place particular focus on studying design for player experience, and research on tools and methods for player-participatory design.

"As a result of the growing interest among the general public for games, game research has become a self evident and cross-disciplinary part of academic research", says Harko Verhagen, game researcher at DSV, Stockholm University, and local chair of Nordic Digra 2010.

"Research on games and gaming has grown into a research area of its own, which will be reflected by the conference", Harko concludes.

Keynote speakers include professor Jesper Juul, author of amongst others ”Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds" and "A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players” and Christopher Sandberg, CEO and founder of The Company P, who have won an Emmy for their cross-media production ”Sanningen om Marika” (The truth about Marika), which was both a TV-series and reality game, inviting viewers to be part of the detective work involved in finding "the truth".

Read more about Nordic Digra at www.nordic-digra.org

Further information: Harko Verhagen, Associate professor, DSV, Stockholm University, email verhagen@dsv.su.se, phone + 46 8 16 16 94

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