Welcome to IMMERSe!
Our network is called IMMERSe: the Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate. Its goals are to explore game research standards, develop tools for assessing the game experience and studies, examine game text and context, and enhance game use in the fields of learning and training. We investigate these goals within four interconnected themes: player immersion, player presence, player relationships, and player addiction. The pursues six overarching research themes: interactions and gameplay mechanics, narrative and dialog in games, multimodality in the game, serious games and game-based learning, games that change behaviour, and cultural and social interactions.
On May 25, 2012, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced the awarding of a SSHRC Partnership Grant to the Games Institute to establish a research network for the study of games. As covered by the Kitchener Record, this network joins together six universities and six industry partners to conduct a wide range of studies in player immersion and behaviour in games.