Perspectives on Play

Up to 2 pages in ACM Primary Article Template (references not included), single-column manuscript style. In the PCS submission, we will also ask for a brief rationale of why this submission is of interest to the CHI PLAY community, and a brief 250-word bio of the author(s).  

Important dates (all times are  23:59 Anywhere on Earth or AoE)

July 20, 2022:       Perspectives on Play papers submission deadline

Due to technical issues with PCS, the submission deadline is extended to July 21, 2022 (AOE)

Perspectives on Play is a *revamped* and innovative track at CHI PLAY aimed at quickly communicating new ideas, reflections, or provocations within and beyond research. The track (formerly “Rapid Communications”) aims to spark engagement within the CHI PLAY community and adjacent spaces, inviting input from industry, academia, the indie world, and anyone with a stake in games research. We welcome short contributions from those with a unique, constructive, or critical take on game development, games user research, games education, gamification, player experience, or similar. Contributions can be lessons learned, critical opinions, (meta-)reflections on current practice, visions of how the community or our research may be shaped in the future, or anything else that invites discussion. We also encourage new perspectives from folks in other fields that do not typically publish at or attend CHI PLAY, e.g., designers, scholars in the humanities, etc. to elicit conversation across disciplines.

The track does NOT invite new or in-progress empirical research – such work should be aimed at the Work in Progress (WiP) or Full Papers tracks – or courses on important methodologies and practical tools – such work should be aimed at the Masterclass track.

The review process will involve curation by committee, decided in a small PC meeting.  

We invite bite-size contributions that represent the above, to be submitted as follows:


2 pages in ACM Primary Article Template. Detailed instructions on formatting and submission can be found at Extended Abstract Submission Guidelines. For this track, the page limit does not account for references and appendices, or optional supplementary material. Authors should submit manuscripts for review in a single-column format.

In addition to the abstract, authors/presenters will be asked to provide the following in the PCS system:

·   A brief rationale (2-3 sentences) on how the contribution is of interest to the CHI PLAY community

·   A 250-word biography of the author(s)/presenter(s)


The review process will involve curation by committee, decided in a small PC meeting. 


Authors of Perspectives on Play papers (2 pages plus references/appendix if applicable) will have to prepare a camera-ready version of the paper (potentially incorporating feedback provided by the reviewing committee), as well as the pre-recorded video of their presentation. Author(s) will get a chance to discuss their work and engage with the audience.


All accepted Perspectives on Play papers and their respective pre-recorded videos will be archived in the ACM Digital Library in the CHI PLAY 2022 Extended Abstracts.

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