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Development of a Finnish Community of Game Scholars




List of Authors: Harviainen J Tuomas, Lainema Timo, Suominen Jaakko, Soinila Erno

Publisher: Sage

Publication year: 2013

Journal: Simulation and Gaming

Volume number: 44

Issue number: 6

eISSN: 1552-826X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1046878113513533

URL: http://sag.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/11/27/1046878113513533.full.pdf+html


Abstract
In this editorial, we describe the emergence of a thriving Finnish community of game
and simulation/game studies scholars. Central elements in this development were
the coaching review system of Simulation & Gaming, scholars’ intentional networking
across traditional research paradigm lines, and a mentoring system that has helped
beginning researchers hone their skills with the help of more experienced colleagues.
As a result, Finland now hosts a vibrant simulation/game and game studies community,
in which scholars from previously isolated paradigms work together.

In this editorial, we describe the emergence of a thriving Finnish community of game and simulation/game studies scholars. Central elements in this development were the coaching review system of Simulation & Gaming, scholars’ intentional networking across traditional research paradigm lines, and a mentoring system that has helped beginning researchers hone their skills with the help of more experienced colleagues. As a result, Finland now hosts a vibrant simulation/game and game studies community, in which scholars from previously isolated paradigms work together.


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