FDG 21

Foundations of Digital Games

Fully Online


The 16th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2021 is proud to invite research contributions in the form of papers, games and demos, doctoral consortium applications, as well as panel, competition, and workshop proposals. We invite contributions from within and across any discipline committed to advancing knowledge on the foundations of games: computer science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, arts and design, mathematics and natural sciences. Papers and Games-and-Demos submissions will receive double-blind peer reviews. Workshops, panels, competitions, and all other submissions will be single-blind. Games and Demos are guaranteed two reviews. There will be no rebuttal. The FDG 2021 proceedings will be published with the ACM Digital Library. ​All contributions should be submitted using EasyChair.

Attending the conference

Conference Program is now available. Each entry has a link to the workshop or session. Dial in passcodes are provided on the FDG 2021 Discord Server.


The FDG 2021 conference theme is Diversity & Inclusion through Games. Work continues in our field to increase diversity and inclusion within games at large, and has found mixed success. With the latest reports showing game playing as something that is enjoyed by people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic background, it’s time to broaden the conversation to also include how we might use games themselves to increase diversity and inclusion in industry, academia, and society. With this theme in mind, we would like to encourage research and discussions that focus on this type of work, as well as encouraging work that crosses disciplinary boundaries. We also have added new tracks including Reflections to attract more diverse participation in the conference.


Workshops: 2 August 2021

Conference: 3-6 August 2021

FDG2021 will be fully online.


Full conference registration provides access to all academic talk sessions, workshops, competitions, social events, and the doctoral consortium. It provides access to all conference activities. Click here to purchase your tickets.


All dates in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) timezone.

Submissions are closed.


Workshops, Panels, Competitions: 7 December 2020 (closed)


Full Papers: 1 February 2021 (closed)

Late-Breaking Work, Reflections, and Games and Demos: 20 April 2021 (extended, closed)

Doctoral Consortium applications: 20 April 2021 (extended, closed)


Workshops, and Competition proposals: 7 February 2021

Panels: 21 February 2021

Full Papers: 1 April, 2021

LBW, Reflections, Games and Demos, and Doctoral Consortium: 12 June 2021