During mid-September, the University of Malta's Institute of Digital Games, was chosen to organise and hold a conference called 'Foundation of Digital Games' (FDG Conference), which is considered as one of the biggest events in the field of Digital Games. During it's week-long runtime, this event managed to attract more than 300 virtual participants.
Hosted at the Luzzu Conference Centre in Bugibba, the FDG Conference's theme for this year was "Games and their Heritage" - a particular area of interest for many academics who are have a flair for archeology and games, with Malta probably being the perfect backdrop with its historic mix of archeological elements. As such the Institute ensured an interdisciplinary approach within the event, giving ample space for the study of games and play from different points of view.
Amongst the organising team were Dr Antonios Liapis, Prof. Georgios N. Yannakakis, Dr Penny Kyburz & Ms Vanessa Volz, with the participation of the Institute's very own Prof. Stefano Gualeni, Prof. Gordon Calleja and Dr Daniel Vella.
For more information about the Foundation of Digital Games Conference 2020, kindly visit their official website.
Moreover, FDG2020 can also be followed on Twitter, via its official account.