লেখাপড়া আর খেলাপড়া

In DiGRA India’s first post in an Indian language, Souvik Mukherjee writes in Bengali about the role of videogames in culture with an emphasis on narrative multiplicity, involvement, and the procedural rhetoric of the game that serve to influence the shaping of the player’s opinions. Mukherjee highlights the importance for both the Humanities and theContinue reading “লেখাপড়া আর খেলাপড়া”

Game Development, Speedrunning and the Correct way to play a game

[The following post is Ishan Purkait’s winning article for the 2022 Blog article writing competition organized by DiGRA India] Watching a world-record speedrun of his game Getting over it with Bennett Foddy, Bennett Foddy began talking about the relationship between speedrunners and game developers, likening it to the way a master craftsman( the developer) mightContinue reading “Game Development, Speedrunning and the Correct way to play a game”

Meghna Jayanth’s DiGRA India 2021 Keynote: White Protagonism and Imperial Pleasures in Game Design

Note: This text was originally published on Meghna Jayanth’s medium, and has been reposted with author permission. – The text from my Keynote at DIGRA India’s 2021 Conference on 20th November 2021 As I attempted to structure and restructure this talk — trying to organise the various imperial pleasures in game design I wanted to talk about.Continue reading “Meghna Jayanth’s DiGRA India 2021 Keynote: White Protagonism and Imperial Pleasures in Game Design”

Game Studies research opportunities opening up in India: Souvik Mukherjee

Our Board Member, Dr. Souvik Mukherjee, was interviewed by Edugraph to discuss video game culture and game studies in India. Read the exciting and informative interview here: https://www.telegraphindia.com/edugraph/career/game-studies-research-opportunities-opening-up-in-india-souvik-mukherjee/cid/1846134

Video Game Development in India: A Cultural and Creative Industry Embracing Regional Cultural Heritage(s)

Congratulations to our Board Member Dr. Souvik Mukherjee (The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India) who recently co-authored an article with Dr. Xenia Zeiler (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland) titled “Video Game Development in India: A Cultural and Creative Industry Embracing Regional Cultural Heritage(s)”. The article was published in the journal Games andContinue reading “Video Game Development in India: A Cultural and Creative Industry Embracing Regional Cultural Heritage(s)”

DiGRA India Conference 2021 – Call for Papers

Games, Culture(s) and India: Dispatches from a Playful Subcontinent The DiGRA India 2021 conference welcomes papers about games and cultures focusing on but not restricted to India and the Indian Subcontinent. While we are interested in digital games in the main, we will also consider submissions on other games, relating to but again not restrictedContinue reading “DiGRA India Conference 2021 – Call for Papers”

First Person Encounters: Dhruv Jani

This podcast has Souvik Kar and Aritro Bhattacharya of Games Studies India Adda in conversation with Dhruv Jani, game maker and founder of Studio Oleomingus, a small, independent game and arts studio, based in Chala, India. Studio Oleomingus’ Somewhere Franchise of games, involving interactive digital storytelling and postmodernist graphic art, declares its goal as anContinue reading “First Person Encounters: Dhruv Jani”

What is it like to be a Gamer or pursue Game Studies in India? Riko Banerjee

Even though video gaming as a hobby and career is slowly getting recognition in India, majority of the population still scoff at the activity, shunning gamers and game researchers alike, citing out-of-context and sometimes even false media propaganda. The challenges faced by a typical gamer in India include lack of information, budget limitation, lack ofContinue reading “What is it like to be a Gamer or pursue Game Studies in India? Riko Banerjee”

First Person Encounters: A Game Studies India Adda Podcast

Having a Games Studies discussion in India had been a longtime dream for me and it took me two decades to get it started. As a Bengali from North Calcutta, I have grown with the adda being a major part of my life. Yes, adda – that aimless and meandering confabulation between random people ofContinue reading “First Person Encounters: A Game Studies India Adda Podcast”