Starting my PhD Research on Game Design


Embarking on a Journey

This is the first post of many on the incredible journey to pursue a doctoral degree, four years of sweat and tears poured in the shape of PhD research. Admittedly, I was sceptical at first. Surely they have made a mistake, it cannot be that a group of people with big brains have so much trust in my capabilities that they are willing to invest four years of their time, and not to mention money, so that I can develop my analytical skills and produce a stack of words bundled into a book-like form.

Having Arguments

The next four years my focus will be on studying the production of wargames. Are there patterns in the design of these games? If so, how do they influence the representation of contemporary conflict? My goal is not to bash series like Call of Duty, but instead to produce a body of work that will be useful for designers, and will help them in producing games.

On this blog I will regularly share thoughts, conversation, research, or ponderings I have on this topic. I hope you enjoy!

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