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Collaborating with GDIAC

The Game Design Initiative at Cornell (GDIAC) allows interested students at Cornell to be involved with game design through course work and hands on experience. The "; ?>GDIAC mission involves fostering collaborations with Cornell students, faculty, and staff. We encourage cross-dsciplinary collaboration through various high-level ideas and areas:

  • Joint research projects (e.g., educational methods, theoretical explorations, and outreach).
  • Game design and development for education and training.
  • Student projects (e.g., studies on gamer culture, teamwork, game content).

Interested faculty should contact the GDIAC director for more information.

Studying Games is Academic

Several universities around the world study game design, game culture, technology, and usability. In addition, there are several internationl organization that are committed to the game industry, research, and education:

DiGRA: Digital Games Research Association

DiGRA is the association for academics and professionals who research digital games and associated phenomena. It encourages high-quality research on games, and promotes collaboration and dissemination of work by its members.

IGDA: International Game Developers Association

IGDA is a non-profit professional society that is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.

IAGER: International Association for Game Education and Research

IAGER is nonprofit member association dedicated to promoting and improving games education through curriculum development, educational research, and shared resources.