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ECGBL 2020

Hosted by: University of Brighton
Moulsecoomb Campus
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4AT
UK

23-25 September 2020

Conference Proceedings

The Electronic Proceedings from ECGBL are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 different formats.

  • PDF Download - £55
  • Printed Version available from our bookshop:

Purchase Proceedings from previous ECGBL Conferences

Winners at ECGBL 2020

Non-Digital Games

1st Place
Reef Stakes®
Yew Aun Quek

2nd Place
WinWin Insurance Plus
Huei-Tse Hou and Chih-Chen Kuo

3rd Place
Brave New World
Helen Hall, Tom Lewis and Javier Garcia Oliva

Digital Games

1st Place
Wired   
Diarmid Campbell

2nd Place
Welcome Rookie: A Game of Ethics
Omar Elsayed

3rd Place
Little Fish Lagoon
Evan Rushton

Student Games

Joint 1st Place
FABE Mathematics scrabble game 
Dr Foluke B.Eze

Lathe Safety Simulator (VR)
Michael Callaghan and Niall McShane

Runner up
Cyberspace Invaders
Antonia Stylianou

Runner up
Institute Senra
Tugo-Tijaš Štrbenc and Oskar Težak

In Development Games

1st Place
Hex on Turtle Islands
Diane Jass Ketelhut and Anthony Pellicone

2nd Place
NEMESIS Game
Antonia Schorer

“More advanced” Commendation
GramMars Wars 
Johan de Bruin

LifeLab+
David Farrell

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
Panagiotis Fotaris,
University of Brighton, UK

Programme Co-Chairs:
Dr Katie Piatt
and Dr Cate Grundy, University of Brighton, UK

Keynote Speakers:
Prof Nicola Whitton, University of Durham, UK
From games to play: what's the difference?

Dr Alex Moseley,  University of Leicester, UK
Playful Learning, Teaching and Researching

Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of University of Brighton, UK and the assistance provided by the Conference and Programme Chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference. Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process. We trust that that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback

Previous ECGBL Conferences


ECGBL 2019

Hosted by: University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M 

3-4 October 2019

Winners at ECGBL 2018

Joint Best PhD Papers
Digital Game-Based Learning for Early Childhood: Guardians’ Attitudes in Pakistan and Bangladesh
Lauri Pynnönen

Promoting 21st Century Skills with Game-Based Learning in Interdisciplinary Fisheries Education  
Jørn Weines  

Best Poster
Time to Walk Thomas Wernbacher, Natalie Denk, Mario Platzer and Sylvia Titze

7th International Educational Game Competition Winners
Finished Games

1st Place:
Master of Numbers
Bilgen Demirdaş

2nd Place:
Enchanted Crystals
David Farrell and Spyridon Blatsios 

3rd Place: 
VRKeer
Carl Boel

Merit/Commendation: SumW0rdz
Gareth Kerry Rees

Conference Executives 

Conference Chair:
Lars Elbæk, 
University of Southern Denmark

Programme Co-Chairs:
Md. Saifuddin Khalid, 
Gunver Majgaard (PhD), University of Southern Denmark and
Andrea Valente, Torino University, Italy

Keynote Speakers:
Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Serious Games Interactive
Social Gamification in Blended Learning Games

Helle Marie Skovsbjerg, Design School Kolding
Playful Play-Design: Balancing Danger and Safety in Children's Full Body Play

Games in Development Winners

Joint 1st Place:
Homeless Monopoly
Jackie Calderwood

Maths Duel
Pierpaolo Dondio

Student Competition Winners

1st Place
Solar Race
Michael Callaghan

Joint 2nd Place
Once Upon a Maths
Mariana Rocha

Hunt for Human Rights
Stephen Farley, Jaia Alexandra Kavanagh, Laura Ann-Marie Masterson, Molly Carolanne Egan, Ellen Kearney, Willemijn Bosschaert, Lucy Edgeworth and Eve Ellen Mathews

ECGBL 2018

Hosted by:  SKEMA Business School,
Sophia Antipolis,
France

4-5 October 2018

Winners at ECGBL 2018

Best PhD Paper
Game Co‐Creation with Young Music Students: A Pedagogic Approach to Promote Creativity and Engagement
Astrid Patricia Marin Jimenez, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Best Poster
Learning and Identity Construction through Gamification in Visual Art Education: A Student Perspective
Matilda Ståhl, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Hannah Kaihovirta, University of Helsinki and Minna Rimpilä, Vasa övningsskola, Finland

6th International Educational Game Competition Winners
Overall Joint Winners 
and Winner of the Computer and VR Game Category
The Chantry
David Moore, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

and winner of the Non-Digital Games Category
Crabs & Turtles

Katerina Tsarava, Leibniz Institut fuer Wissensmedien and Luzia Leifheit, University of Tübingen, Germany

Winner of the App Based Category
MathemaTIC
Tanja Trobok, Vretta Inc., Canada

Winner of the Web Based Category
Treasure-HIT
Miky Ronan, Faculty of Instructional Technologies, Holon Institute of Technology  

Conference Executives 

Conference Chair:
Dr Melanie Ciussi, 
SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France

Programme Co-Chairs:
Dr Sophie Gay Anger, 
Sophia Antipolis, France and 
Dr Margarida Romero, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Sylvester Arnab, Coventry University, UK
The Magic Circle of Playful and Gameful Co-Creation

Dr Jacob Habgood, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Do Books Work? (and other questions we probably shouldn’t ask)

Dr Eric Sanchez, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Don’t Forget the Beans!

2nd Games in Development Competition Winners

1st  Place
Project Honduras
Stephen Farleyand Jen Murphy, Trócaire, Ireland

2nd Place
Oir
Antonio Zimmerman, UNTREF, Argentina

3rd Place
Marketemy Chak

Hei So, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong