Welcome to the Games Institute
We share the following sources with anyone seeing this
- Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
- 5 Indigenous Video Games You Should Be Playing
- The Difficult History of Indigenous People in Video Games
- WPL: Indigenous Voices
- Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion: Anti-Racism Resources
- DOHR: Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation
- Where are all the Black Designers?
- FPS: Agniq Suaŋŋaktuq And Kisima Inŋitchuŋa (Never Alone)
- An FPS interview with Tanya DePass, Black gaming scholar, that touches on the #Blackout
- FPS Articles on How Fantasy Games Deal with Race
- FPS Book Review on Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges and Oppression and Social Justice
The Games Institute (GI) is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Waterloo focused on the study of games, gamification, interactive technologies and immersive environments (AR/VR).
Our members are busy people; whether they’re taking their research to conferences, delivering keynote addresses, or running workshops at museums, we bring you the news to keep you informed on the latest research and activities.
Research Spotlights Blog
Every story offers an insider’s look into the Games Institute. How does brainstorming lead to new research directions? What really happens at the GI Game Jams? How does play-testing drive better game design? All this and more.
- Sep. 17, 2020
First Person Scholar officially announced the instalment of a new Editor in Chief and two Co-managing Editors, steering the middle-state publication into exciting directions and carrying on with the great legacy established by their predecessors.
- Sep. 16, 2020
- Sep. 10, 2020
New GI member research published in Frontiers in Computer Science shows that personalized gameful systems lead to higher task performance.
- Aug. 25, 2020
- Aug. 18, 2020
- Aug. 4, 2020
Building interdisciplinary, boundary-breaking environments
Although interdisciplinarity is stressed in academia, there is an evident gap in facilitating this in the corporate and administrative worlds. Much like academia, working environments from multidisciplinary teams with people bringing in perspectives from numerous academic backgrounds and various positions on methodology and knowledge. The GI administrative team is in a unique position where they must work with the academic world along with the internal, University structure, and external industry partners.