Founding of the GI

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IMMERSe's History from 2010 to 2019

The Legacy of the IMMERSe Network

The Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate (IMMERSe) network was Waterloo’s first SSHRC Partnership Grant (2012-2020) and includes 28 faculty contributors and close to 100 students from the University of Waterloo, Carleton University, Concordia University, McMaster University, Ontario Tech University, and University of California-Davis.
IMMERSe researchers conceptualized the "world of games" through a series of six “themes”: a lens through which researchers focus on specific aspects of games research. The network reflects the comprehensive nature of the games world, which encompasses everything from story, to character, to
cultural studies, all the way to art, user analysis, technology design, psychology, and health studies.

The corpus of innovative interdisciplinary research published throughout the eight-year span of the network includes over 2,000 entries. IMMERSe contributors completed research in the areas of mobile games, virtual worlds, gambling games, simulation games, augmented reality games, and the full rich panoply of entertainment gaming. Results of the network have ranged from published work in journals, anthologies, and books; to physical game development; to the exploration of research findings in presentations, workshops and conferences.

To learn more about the full scope of IMMERSe project and what it achieved, explore the website to discover for yourself.

Check out the different core research themes below

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The IMMERSe Network

The network was a partnership between six academic institutions and associated labs.