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The 18th Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) held in Lisbon, Portugal, invites all research contributions in the form of papers, posters, demos, doctoral consortium applications, as well as panels, competitions and workshop proposals. We invite contributions from within and across any discipline committed to advancing knowledge on the foundations of games: computer science, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts and design.

Topics include:

  • Technical Game Development, Novel Controllers
  • Game Design, Studio Practices, Novel Mechanics, Novel Experiences
  • Game Analytics and Visualization
  • Game Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Criticism and Analysis
  • Games Beyond Entertainment

Author Information

Papers should have a maximum of 10 pages, excluding references, reporting new research.

Late-breaking short papers should have a maximum of 4 pages in the final double column format, including references. Both single-column and double-column submissions are acceptable. The ACM template has a double-column option (see interim Template) for both LaTeX and Word Documents on the ACM Website. Note that single-column submissions can be slightly longer (e.g. a maximum of 6 pages), but extra work may be needed on acceptance to conform to page limits when converting to the final double-column format.

Papers need to be anonymized and submitted in the ACM SIGCONF version of the ACM Primary Template within their respective track using EasyChair.

FDG 2023 is held in cooperation with ACM and ACM SIG AI, SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI. Accepted papers will be published through the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS), unless stated otherwise (see track information).

Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings under the respective track submitted. When submitting, authors are requested to select the track that fits more closely to their submitted work.

Papers and Demos will receive double-blind peer reviews. All other submissions will be single-blind. All papers are guaranteed at least three reviews. Games and Demos are guaranteed two reviews. There will be no rebuttal.

Important Dates

  • Workshops, Panels and Competition Deadlines: 21 October 2022 4 November 2022
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 4 November 2022 25 November 2022
  • Notification of Reviews: 13 January 2023
  • Late-Breaking Short Papers Deadline: 27 January 2023
  • Games & Demos Deadline: 27 January 2023
  • Doctoral Consortium Deadline: 27 January 2023
  • Conference Dates: 11-14 April 2023

Statement of Values

The organizers, general chairs and program chairs of the Foundation of Digital Games 2023 conference affirm the event's commitment to scholarly integrity, collegiality and professionalism, and inclusivity towards scholars of all backgrounds. This conference follows the ethos defined by our code of conduct.