Solip Park

Doctoral Researcher
Doctoral Researcher
A806 Department of Art and Media

Solip Park is a doctoral student at Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture - Department of Media. Her research interest is focused on digital game production culture and immigrants/expats game creators. Prior to her academic career, Solip worked as one of the founding members of Nexon Computer Museum - the first permanent museum in East Asia dedicated to the history of computer and video games. She also worked at game companies and startup scenes in the USA, South Korea, and Finland, focusing on project management and international relations. She is also a freelance translator and comic artist.

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game research, game studies, immigrant, game development culture, praxiology, translocality


Finnish Game Thesis Competition 2020

The Finnish Game Research Society has awarded the prizes of the 2020 game thesis competition to Solip Park from Aalto University (Master of Arts).<br/><br/>Solip’s master thesis is titled “Display the Gameplay but Playfully: Visual discourse analysis and comic-based research on game Museums in Finland and South Korea.” The work compares how the Finnish Museum of Games (Suomen Pelimuseo) in Tampere, Finland and the Nexon Computer Museum (넥슨컴퓨터박물관) in Jeju, South Korea tend to preserve and display the game culture and history. The results indicated the effect of both individual actors and the country-specific debate on the gaming culture to game museums’ operations. Solip has combined visual analysis, interviews, and comic-making as a research tool (also known as “comic-based research” method) throughout this thesis. The jury of The Finnish Game Research Society expressed that they were particularly appreciated the methodological ambition of the work, and the way work successfully involved the general public in advancing the research. Solip’s thesis is available online at
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Media May 2020


Comic-making to Study Game-making: Using Comics in Qualitative Longitudinal Research on Game Development

Solip Park, Perttu Hämäläinen, Annakaisa Kultima 2024 CHI '24: Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Designing tailored gamification: A mixed-methods study on expert perspectives and user behavior in a gamified app for sustainability at work

Jeanine Krath, Ana Carolina Tomé Klock, Benedikt Morschheuser, Nikoletta-Zampeta Legaki, Solip Park, Harald F. O. von Korflesch, Juho Hamari 2023 7th International GamiFIN Conference 2023

Cross-cultural Online Game Jams: Fostering cultural competencies through jams in game education setting

Solip Park, Annakaisa Kultima, Kenji Ono, Buho Choi 2023 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation Events, ICGJ 2023

Learnings From The Case of Maple Refugees: A Story of Loot Boxes, Probability Disclosures, and Gamer Consumer Activism

Solip Park, Maarten Denoo, Eva Grosemans, Elena Petrovskaya, Yaewon Jin, Leon Y. Xiao 2023 Mindtrek '23: Proceedings of the 26th International Academic Mindtrek Conference

The History of Quantum Games

Laura Piispanen, Edward Morrell, Solip Park, Marcell Pfaffhauser, Annakaisa Kultima 2023 Proceedings of COG 2023 conference

Technology, Movement, and Play Is Hampering and Boosting Interactive Play

Robby Van Delden, Dennis Reidsma, Dees Postma, Joris Weijdom, Elena Márquez Segura, Laia Turmo Vidal, José Manuel Vega-Cebrián, Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Annika Waern, Solip Park, Perttu Hämäläinen, José Maria Font, Mats Johnsson, Lærke Schjødt Rasmussen, Lars Elbæk 2023

Exploring the Dark Side of Multiplayer Online Games: The Relationship between contact experiences and sexism

Bastian Kordyaka, Jeanine Krath, Samuli Laato, Solip Park, Katharina Jahn, Björn Niehaves 2022 AMCIS 2022 Proceedings

Understanding toxicity in multiplayer online games: The roles of national culture and demographic variables

Bastian Kordyaka, Jeanine Krath, Solip Park, Henrik Wesseloch, Samuli Laato 2022 Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2022