About More than Just a Game
Games and Interactive Entertainment are the most successful and fastest-growing of the Creative Industries. In this environment, creativity meets the latest technologies, spawning cutting-edge legal and regulatory issues. More Than Just a Game (MTJG) brings together top legal and gaming experts from around the world to explore emerging challenges in the industry.
MTJG was developed in 2015 by Dr Gaetano Dimita, Gamer and Interactive Entertainment Law scholar to encourage and build bridges between the industry and academic research at the time in which games and interactive entertainment are facing new challenges relating to social issues, industry autonomy, and the regulation of technology.
MTJG is the only international academic-led conference on Games and Interactive Entertainment Law and it aims at building an international network of researchers and legal professionals who are passionate about the Interactive Entertainment industry. Now in its fourth year, MTJG is a well-established platform to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, explore solutions and map the legal issues that must be addressed for a more appropriate understanding, promotion and protection of interactive entertainment.
Since 2016, the conference has been part of the Fringe of the London Game Festival. Each conference is themed by a set topic and gathers specific perspectives that inform future research and policy papers, covering an array of topics including Immersive Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, E-Sports and Loot Boxes. Due to increasing demand and interest, conferences are now being organised in a number of cities around Europe including Paris, Frankfurt, and soon Milan and Madrid.
In 2018 the network of researchers, practitioners and experts linked to MTJG launched the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to Games and Interactive Entertainment Law: the ‘Interactive Entertainment Law Review’ published by Edgar Elgar .