Guest Editors - Jakobsson & Sotamaa

Game Studies in collaboration with Guest Editors, Mikael Jakobsson and Olli Sotamaa, invite submissions for a Special Issue on “Game Reward Systems."

mikael.jakobsson at
olli.sotamaa at

Call For Papers - Game Studies Special Issue: “Game Reward Systems”

by Guest Editors - Jakobsson & Sotamaa

This special issue of Game Studies is dedicated to the exploration of all aspects of game rewards and game reward systems. We invite our potential authors to think about the topic in relation to game culture as well as game design, but also hope to attract papers exploring connections to other areas of research such as psychology, sociology, economy, education, and law. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Means for approaching and understanding game reward systems
* Reward typologies: characteristics and qualities
* The role of reward systems in relation to other game mechanics
* Player motivations in relation to game achievements
* History of reward systems within game culture and beyond
* Reward systems in social media applications
* Understanding rewards as motivators

The call is for full papers in English. All submissions will undergo a double blind peer review process and be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Papers should be submitted to

Please see the Game Studies submission guidelines for further details:


Submission deadline: 15th of August 2010. NB- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31!
Publication: December 2010
Guest editors: Mikael Jakobsson ( and Olli Sotamaa (

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