Right now, video games are being discussed, dissected and developed by students from a huge range of disciplines. With some notable exceptions, the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions lack a dedicated game studies department. As evidenced by the continued success of respected institutions such as DiGRA and ground-breaking publications such as Game Studies, however, our discipline is thriving. It just happens to be thriving in some unlikely places.

Author Biography

Matthew Barr, University of Glasgow
University Teacher, Research Developer and PhD student at HATII at the University of Glasgow. PhD research concerns how playing video games may help develop transferable skills and competencies. Convenor of the HATII Game Studies and Multimedia Analysis & Design courses.
November 21, 2014