Gaming Fieldlab: Call for research proposals

The DGA Gaming Field lab is calling for research proposals that advance the state of reusable, intelligent gaming or gamification technologies. These research proposals should aim to bring game design and development to the next level.

The funding is bound to public-private partnerships (research-industry collaborations) and requires 50% private co-funding (government regulations). In this call, there is room for 5 funded projects of €40,000, half of which (€20,000) should be co-funded by private partners (or ANBI partners), either cash or in kind.

The projects should deliver intelligent, reusable software tools or components and make these available to the game development community. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Player experience modelling and personalisation
  • Performance assessment
  • Procedural content generation
  • Believable agents
  • Affective computing
  • Performance modelling and assessment
  • Natural interaction technology (language, sensors, biofeedback)
  • AI-assisted game design
  • Game analytics
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • General AI and machine learning for games
  • Interactive narrative and digital storytelling
  • Support for gamification

The following results are expected:

  • The projects delivers one of more relevant game software artefacts
  • The software is made available as a separate component or tool and ready to be reused
  • The software is tested in real-world conditions
  • An application case study is provided as a demo
  • The software comes with manuals and tutorials to promote reuse
  • Intellectual property rights are covered appropriately

Important dates

May 1st, 2019
An information meeting about this call is arranged in Utrecht in conjunction with the Dutch Game Summit on May 1st.

July 1st, 2019
The call deadline for submission of proposals. Submissions should use the proposal template and budget sheet, and include a collaboration agreement.

August, 2019
Decisions about the grants

September, 2019
Public presentations of granted project proposals

Spring 2020
Mid-term Fieldlab meetup

Winter 2020/2021
Final projects presentations and workshops

For more information about this call, please visit the DGA website.

At 1 May there will be an information session about this call.