Homes of Games Research – HeGRiC and Game Studies at the University of Helsinki

Letter of Intent, published in Tekniikan Waiheita.

Abstract: Game studies refers to a multidisciplinary field of scholarly studies of games and play which is establishing as an independent academic discipline in Finland. Helsinki Game Research Collective (HeGRiC) is an emerging network for game studies, based at the University of Helsinki. Its purpose is to increase the visibility of game studies and to facilitate collaboration and expertise accumulation within the University. This essay discusses the origin and goals of HeGRiC as a network to support game studies, discusses the development of game research at the University of Helsinki, and finally, outlines the network’s declarations of intent.