Future Virtual Economies

Virtual Economies exist in parallel to and interact with real-world economies in games, apps, social media and online virtual worlds. In this podcast, a panel of experts discuss and debate virtual economies and the latest research around them. From games to metaverses, gold to gems, and data to public policy, the Future Virtual Economies podcast is the go-to place for the latest research and innovations. Key presenters include Anders Drachen (University of Southern Denmark), David Zendle (University of York), Catherine Flick (De Montfort University), and Sebastian Deterding (Imperial College London).

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Future Virtual Economies Podcast Episode 1


What are virtual economies? In the inaugual episode, we explore how games became economies, and how that changed the world.

In this first episode of the new podcast we explore virtual economies in games as they existed in the past, look today and how they might evolve in the future. Virtual economies have come far in the past two decades, from humble beginnings in the first online games to encompassing billions of dollars in the 2000s. Today, virtual economies are set to form the foundation for the future of online entertainment and the broader metaverse. With Anders Drachen, David Zendle, Catherine Flick and Sebastian Deterding.

Filetype: MP3 - Size: 25 MB - Duration: 31:43m (107 kbps 44100 Hz)

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