August 1, 2008
FDG ’09, the International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games is a focal point for academic efforts in all areas of research involving computer and console games, game technologies, game play and game design. Previously known as the Conference on Game Development and Computer Science Education (GDCSE), this year’s conference broadens its scope to cover the breadth of game research and education. The conference is targeted at researchers making contributions that promote new game capabilities, designs, applications and modes of play.
The conference is sponsored by Microsoft Research, will take place on the Disney Wonder cruise ship, and will feature Starbucks coffee exclusively. Actually I’m not sure about that last one, but since it’s de rigueur these days … The other two are, indeed, true. The conference ship departs from Port Canaveral, Florida and the event runs April 26-30, 2009. The deadline for papers is this December 19. There’s plenty of information up at the site, including a full call for papers. (Revised Nov 15.)