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The Institute of Digital Games is the centre for research and education in game design, game analysis, and game technology at the University of Malta.

Our work is at the forefront of innovative games research. We explore games and play, uncovering new playful and generative possibilities in game design and technology. We delve into everything games can teach us about ourselves.

Our multidisciplinary academic team spans computer science, literature, game design, philosophy, media studies, and social sciences.

David developed an innovative model for understanding board game involvement for his thesis.

It is an environment roaring with ideas, thoughts, games, prototypes, concepts. It was a period when I felt constantly inspired.

Rebecca is researching narrative in games. As part of her thesis, she will develop a choice-driven video game.

Practice in the form of game project assignments and a supportive teaching staff really boost your confidence as a game designer!

The Institute feels like a little community that you're part of.

William's research explored the procedural generation of multi-floor levels for first-person shooters.

Being involved in the research process, I realised how passionate everyone at IDG is about their research.

David C.
Graduated in 2015
Rebecca P.
Current thesis student
William C.
Graduated in 2015

Blog What we have been up to lately

Game Lecture Series - Arcade Tales: British Arcade Play …

May 3, 2018

24th May 18h00 @ Institute of Digital Games Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with a common love for … read more

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Game Lecture Series - Game Technology and Analytics Seminar

April 23, 2018

Game Lecture Series - Game Technology and Analytics Seminar - 25th April 18h00 @ Institute of Digital Games Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, … read more

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Ariana’s Magical Journal on Light

April 13, 2018

Placeholder Interactive Limited (PHI) and the CURIO consortium would like to cordially invite you to the launch of Ariana’s Magical Journal on Light, an educational tablet-based game tool designed to provide a discovery-learning experience to both educators … read more

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Game Lecture Series: How Can We Be Moved to Shoot Fictional …

April 4, 2018

20 April @18h00 at the Institute of Digital Games - University of Malta Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and … read more

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Game Lecture Series - Playing around with Blockchain

March 2, 2018

17th April 2018 @ 18h00 @ Institute of Digital Games Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with a … read more

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Game Lecture Series - Generative Adversarial Networks in Art

March 1, 2018

7th March 2018 @ 18h00 @ Institute of Digital Games Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with a common love for games … read more

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