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About me

I am a professor of Game Culture Studies and lead the Tampere University Game Research Lab with professor Frans Mäyrä. I also serve as team leader in The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies.  

Fields of expertise

I've studied various game cultural phenomena related to e.g. online communities, fandom and game modding. I've also critically examined the game industry and different forms and contexts of game production. One example of our recent projects is IDA: Intimacy in Data-Driven Culture project in which we've studied the effects of data-analytics for the everyday gamework. My latest book, edited with Jan Svelch, is titled Game Production Studies (Amsterdam University Press, 2021).

Research fields

Game studies, Media studies, Production studies

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