The Institute of Digital Games is the centre for research and education in game design, game analysis, and game technology at the University of Malta.
Our work is at the forefront of innovative games research. We explore games and play, uncovering new playful and generative possibilities in game design and technology. We delve into everything games can teach us about ourselves.
Our multidisciplinary academic team spans computer science, literature, game design, philosophy, media studies, and social sciences.
Read our latest report: IDG Annual Report - Academic Year 2021/22
David developed an innovative model for understanding board game involvement for his thesis.
It is an environment roaring with ideas, thoughts, games, prototypes, concepts. It was a period when I felt constantly inspired.
Rebecca is researching narrative in games. As part of her thesis, she developed a choice-driven video game.
Practice in the form of game project assignments and a supportive teaching staff really boost your confidence as a game designer!
The Institute feels like a little community that you're part of.
William's research explored the procedural generation of multi-floor levels for first-person shooters.
Being involved in the research process, I realised how passionate everyone at IDG is about their research.
Blog What we have been up to lately
On 13 May, Institute of Digital Games (IDG) lecturer Dr Daniel Vella delivered a keynote presentation at the Death and Macabre Aesthetics in Games Conference, held at the Russian State University of the Humanities in Moscow, Russia. Dr Vella's … read more
29th May @18h00 at the Institute of Digital Games - University of Malta Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with a … read more
On 2nd and 3rd May, the GAMER (Games And interactive MEdia Research) group at De Montfort University organized its first networking and collaboration event. The goal of the event was to bring together a diverse group of academics and industry members. The … read more
24th May 18h00 @ Institute of Digital Games Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with a common … read more
Game Lecture Series - Game Technology and Analytics Seminar - 25th April 18h00 @ Institute of Digital Games Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring … read more
Placeholder Interactive Limited (PHI) and the CURIO consortium would like to cordially invite you to the launch of Ariana’s Magical Journal on Light, an educational tablet-based game tool designed to provide a discovery-learning experience to both educators … read more