Olli Sotamaa is a Professor of Game Culture Studies in Tampere University, Finland. He also serves as a co-leader of the Tampere University Game Research Lab and a team leader at the Center of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. His publications cover e.g. local game development cultures, creative labor, user-generated content, and player cultures. Sotamaa’s latest book Game Production Studies (Amsterdam University Press, 2021) edited with Jan Švelch is the first anthology dedicated to critical analysis of video game production.
Sotamaa, O. & Svelch, J. (2021). Why Game Production Matters? In Sotamaa, O. & Svelch, J. (eds.), Game Production Studies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Sotamaa, O. (2021). Studying Game Development Cultures. Games and Culture, 16(7), 835-854.
Jørgensen, K., Sandqvist. U. & Sotamaa, O. (2017). From Hobbyists to Entrepreneurs: On the Formation of the Nordic Game Industry. Convergence, 23(5), 457-476.
Sotamaa, O. (2010). When The Game is Not Enough: Mapping The Agency in Computer Game Modder Culture, Games & Culture, 5(3), 239-255.”