At the 18th annual Spring Seminar at Tampere University (May 4-6 2022), Jan Švelch and Jaroslav Švelch presented a paper about industrial reflexivity of video game art books.
At the 2022 Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), which took place remotely between March 30 and April 3, our researchers Jaroslav Švelch and Jan Švelch presented two papers about production aspects of the game industry.
The edited collection Video Games and Comedy has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. It was edited by our researcher Jaroslav Švelch together with Krista Bonnello Rutter Giappone and Tomasz Z. Majkowski. The cover was created by Luis E. Blackaller.
The roundtable series on Czech media hosted a discussion about the Czech video game industry featuring Pavel Barák (GDACZ), Helena Bendová (The Czech Film Fund), Michal Berlinger (Amanita Design), Jaroslav Švelch (Charles University), and Šárka Tmějová (Games.cz, Radio Wave).
Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies and Prague Game Production Studies group will host a two-hour online event on September 14, 2021 at 12:00 UTC to discuss the current agenda and research methods of the emerging area of game production studies.
The journal Games and Culture has just published the article Developer Credit: Para-Industrial Hierarchies of In-Game Credit Attribution in the Video Game Industry written by Jan Švelch.
Edited by the Melanie Swalwell, the Game History and the Local edited volume has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The first chapter in the book is our member’s Jaroslav Švelch’s contribution on hyperlocal games.
At the 2021 Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Jan Švelch presented a paper Para-Industrial Construction of Videogame Authorship through In-Game Credits as part of a panel H02: Videogame Industries and Below-the-Line Work.
The edited collection Game Production Studies has just been published by the Amsterdam University Press. The book was edited by Olli Sotamaa and Jan Švelch and features 16 chapters dedicated to the study of video game production.
We are seeking two PhD students to develop projects aligned with the grant “Developing Theories and Methods for Game Industry Research,” starting in 2021, headed by Dr. Jaroslav Švelch, and located at Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism.