Mr Costantino Oliva

Mr Costantino Oliva

Mr Costantino Oliva


Assistant Lecturer

University of Malta
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Costantino Oliva is Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Digital Games. He holds a M.Sc. in Media Technology and Games awarded by the IT University of Copenhagen and a M.Sc. in Communication awarded by the Università  Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

In 2010 he participated in a postgrad project at Den Danske Filmskole as Game Designer, while in 2012/2013 he has been Project Manager for "Will Love Tear Us Apart", an art game project supported by the Malta Arts Fund.

Costantino is currently teaching Game Studies at undergrad and postgrad level. His research interests include musicology, soundscape studies, and media studies.
  • Game Studies
  • Game Design
  • Musicology
  • Soundscape Studies
  • Media Studies

Oliva, C. 2017, "On the Ontological Status of Musical Actions in Computer Games", Philosophy of Computer Games 2017.

Oliva, C. 2016, "Toshio Iwai: Digital Games as Musical Realizations", Ludomusicology 2016.

Oliva, C. 2015, "Reassessing Otocky: a forgotten classic in digital games history", Replaying Japan 2015: 3rd International Japan Game Studies Conference

Oliva, C. 2014, "Comedic affordances in digital game soundscapes", Society for Cinema & Media Studies 54rd Annual Conference.

Oliva, C. 2013, "Soundmarks in Digital Games Soundscapes", Society for Cinema & Media Studies 53rd Annual Conference.

Oliva, C. 2012, "Videogame Soundscapes",
Music and the Moving Image Conference VII, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University

Oliva, C. & Calleja, G. 2009, "Fake Rules, Real Fiction: Professional Wrestling and Videogames", Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory: Proceedings of the 2009 Digital Games Research Association Conference, eds. Atkins Barry, Kennedy Helen & Krzywinska Tanya, Brunel University, London, September.

  • IDG3000 - Game Design and Conceptualisation
  • IDG5201 - Formal Properties of Games
  • IDG5202 - Analysing Player Experience
  • IDG5304 - Foundations of Game Studies
  • MCS1000 - Aspects of Communications
  • TTI5005 - AVT Techniques 3: An Introduction to Videogame Localization