Welcome to the UVA Game Design Research Group (GDRG)! Our group focuses on the development and study of games that might provide solutions to broad societal issues. These issues vary widely and can include such things as enhancing education, raising awareness of cultural issues, crowdsourcing solutions to large scale problems, or collecting data on how people collaborate. For information on our initial projects, check out our ‘Projects’ page.

We are committed to enhancing the undergraduate learning experience by providing game design, development, and research experience to interested students.

Currently, GDRG is on hiatus as we work to reform ourselves as a part of the new Center for Innovation in Computing Education and Outreach. If you are interested in doing a project that would be of interest to GDRG, contact Prof. Sherriff or Prof. Floryan directly.