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Games of Being Mobile project (2014–2017) is the first national survey of mobile games and seeks to put them into context. This grant sought to take mobile games seriously as they expand across different public and private settings in ways that are social, ecological and even political. As mobile games move across different genres, platforms, practices and contexts, they become ever-present in our everyday lives, and for many of us, an important means of experiencing and navigating a digitally saturated world. They are also, significantly, conduits of what we call ambient play, a term that conveys how games and playful media practices have come to pervade much of our social and communicative terrain, both domestic and urban.