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. If you are interested in getting involved with the group, please check out our ‘Getting Involved’ page.