Join a growing research community

The irrepressible growth of the games industry means that there are a wealth of opportunities for researchers interested in games studies as we have more content, more platforms, and more fan communities to study than ever before.

MultiPlay is a network for researchers of all different disciplines to connect and work together to study the medium of video games.


We accept submissions for our blog to help researchers build writing and editing experience. We support researchers by finding relevant publishing opportunities.


We host conferences for researchers to participate in. We help promote conferences related to video games.
Join our mailing list and never miss an event.


We connect researchers to facilitate collaboration. We promote opportunities for experts in their fields to share their love and knowledge of video games.

Video games studies are capturing the attention of more and more researchers.
We need a network to connect and collaborate.

Stephanie Farnsworth, founder of MultiPlay

MultiPlay takes a multidisciplinary approach to support the growth of games studies in the North of England.

Tom Rodgers, founder of MultiPlay


MultiPlay is the network for multidisciplinary research on digital play and games.

Submit a paper proposal

We publish research papers related to video games on our blog. Submissions are open.

Email your 300 word abstract/proposal to:


Attend our first conference

Our first conference will be held in January 2022. It will be a ‘hybrid’ event with both online and offline events so that everyone may attend and contribute on the day.