games science

Three years ago Anja Rau wrote: “Look at your map of European Game Studies. Is there a white space south of Denmark? There needn’t be. Over the past two years, game studies initiatives have sprung up in Germany, too, and the rate of activities is accelerating.” (Rau 2004) Just last year Klaus P. Jantke founded a group called Digital Games Science at ‘Xing’ (formerly known as ‘OpenBC’)—now there is the start-up of an e-journal called games science as well. My fear is that an overview of all the German academical endeavours concerning computergames will very soon be quite difficult to do.