ITU hosts triple conference on games

computer gamesResearchDigital Design DepartmentEventsEspen Aarseth

August 10, 2018

From August 13-17, more than 80 computer game researchers from around the world will gather at the IT University of Copenhagen for three consecutive conferences on games analysis, history and philosophy.

Super Mario landscape.

AI generates new challenges for Mario

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June 13, 2018

A group of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that automatically generates new levels for computer games. The technology opens up for new possibilities for adapting the difficulty of game levels to individual players.

Niels Justesen.

Young ITU researcher receives EliteForsk travel grant for teaching computers to think strategically

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March 1, 2018

Niels Justesen is awarded a travel grant of DKK 200,000, and plans to travel to both New York and France, to work with some of the leading researchers in computer games and robots.

Espen Aarseth.

CAST IT: Game Studies From The Hobbit To Minecraft

computer gamesResearchDigital Design DepartmentEspen AarsethThore Husfeldtcast IT

October 13, 2017

Learn more about computer games and the field of Game Studies in this podcast featuring Espen Aarseth, professor at ITU.

Niels Justesen.

Researchers are training a deep learning algorithm to beat humans at StarCraft

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October 4, 2017

Computers have already crushed humans at chess, Go and poker. Now, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are training an algorithm to beat the best human players in the sci-fi computer game StarCraft. If the project succeeds, it will be another quantum leap forward for artificial intelligence (AI).

Espen Aarseth.

ITU appoints Denmark’s first professor in computer games

computer gamesResearchDigital Design DepartmentEspen Aarseth

March 29, 2017

The IT University of Copenhagen has appointed Espen Aarseth Professor of Game Studies, a field he has played a significant role in establishing. On Tuesday, April 4, he will share his take on the state of computer games research and the still unanswered questions about the impact of games on our lives.

Espen Aarseth.

New research will help us understand computer games

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May 2, 2016

Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, has received one of Europe's most prestigious research grants, an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of two million Euro. He will spend the next five years laying the groundwork for the first comprehensive theory of computer games.


Concerns about video games: Conference at ITU on January 20-22

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January 18, 2016

An upcoming conference at the IT University of Copenhagen sheds light on the latest research on computer games and asks why the relationship between violence and computer games continues to be the subject of heated debate.