Below is a small selection of key resources, which can help you with your studies. Use the tabs at the top of this page to find a wider collection of key books, journals, databases, and reports, plus information about our special collections.
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The Games Board: Articles and links to key games collections. Includes the GARD database: images, copyright, design and patent registrations, books relating to games, information on significant game collections, and more than 3000 actual examples of games.
The IFDB: An IF game catalogue and recommendation engine and a Wiki-style community project.
Internet Archive Software Library: Thousands of playable software titles from multiple computer platforms, allowing instant access to decades of computer history in your browser through the JSMESS emulator.
Itch.io: An online marketplace that allows users to find and share indie games.
Now Play This: A Festival of Experimental Game Design, which takes place annually at Somerset House in London.
Raise the Game: Formed to promote and foster diversity and inclusion in the games industry
TIGA: The network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry.
Ukie: The trade association for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry.
Unity Learn: Tutorials, projects and content on Unity. Additional free content is available during the pandemic.
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