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I am a university researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

You can find me from the University of Jyväskylä, The Finnish Society for Game Research and games co-operative Expa. I currently work for the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies.

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On my way to Bergen today for Nordic DiGRA. Looking forward to all the transgressive game studies (that's the theme this year).


The full paper proceedings from are now available.


The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies is hiring more postdoctoral and senior researchers in game studies. There is already around 40 researchers working on game studies in the Centre, spread among the universities of Tampere, Turku and Jyväskylä. I work at the Centre; feel free to ask more!