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Foundations of Digital Games arrives in Raleigh in 2012

The Foundations of Digital Games conference, which covers research on a broad range of computer game topics, will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA from May 29-June 1, 2012. Magy Seif El-Nasr (Northeastern Univ.) is the conference General Chair, while Mia Consalvo (Concordia Univ.) and Steve Feiner (Columbia Univ.) are the Program Co-Chairs.

The conference will feature workshops immediately before the main conference, along with paper and poster presentations. As in past years, a doctoral consortium will provide a venue for new researchers to highlight their work. The call for papers is out, with full papers due December 19, 2011. Workshop proposals are due October 17, 2011.

New for this year is the research and experimental games festival. This is a venue designed to highlight games which are taking research technologies and turning them into playable experiences, and/or games that are highly experimental in nature. Existing game festivals don’t provide a good place to highlight such games, and the difficulty of translating research ideas into games is often under-appreciated. Game submissions are due January 19, 2012.

I hope to see you at FDG 2012!


About the author:  Jim is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz. He has research interests in procedural level generation for computer games, as well as automatic bug prediction. His favorite games are Radiant Silvergun and Civilization IV.

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