Welcome to SoPlay project website! SoPlay is a Finnish research project focusing on social media and games. The research is done at the Games Research Lab of University of Tampere. We are part of the Department of Information Studies and Interactive Media and we were formerly known as Hypermedia Laboratory.

You are now on the front page of this website. The navigation bar above should steer you to your desired destination. Check NEWS for the latest happenings in the project or click INFO for more detailed information about the project.  From PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS page you can view all SoPlay related articles and presentations. HEURISTICS page is a work-in-progress section for SoPlay heuristic for ideation, design and evaluation of social games. RESOURCES page is intended for the research team and industry partners only.

The project is funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) and several industry partners. Our industry partners are RAY, Veikkaus, Digital Chocolate, Everyplay and Moido Games.

If you have any questions or comments on our research project, please contact soplay@uta.fi.

Have a very productive day!

Janne Paavilainen

Project Manager