play/write Student Journal

>reflecting on games_

Our Play/Write Student Journal wants to engage ([under]graduate) students from any kind of background to submit brief essays including critical reflections on video games.

We offer the opportunity to both review and publish student’s written works in the field of Game Studies. Our aim is to bring together different perspectives on topics in Game Studies from people with differing (scholarly) backgrounds on a student level, to foster skills of critical analysis and writing, and to promote the visibility of students who aim to find their footing in Game Studies.

We regularly announce calls for papers to which you can submit your essay. On basis of quality, style and creativity, the most convincing essays will be chosen to be published in our Play/Write Student Journal here on our web page.

Current Issue

Vol. 2

Published July 18, 2022


Vol. 1: Special Issue: Death in Games

Published February 3, 2022


> Editorial Team

Rachel Gorden

Samuele Balduzzi

Benjamin Hanussek

Tom Tuček

> Contact

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> Open Access NetLibrary

Our journal has been added to the  open access netlibrary of the University of Klagenfurt. All of our issues can henceforth also be found here: