Jan Švelch is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies at University of Tampere. He received his PhD at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). His doctoral thesis explored paratextuality of the video game cultural industry and its audience reception with an empirical focus on video game trailers. Overall, his research focuses on video game paratextuality, authorship, microtransactions, glitches, video game fan communities and fan cultures. Besides research, he works as a freelance journalist covering video games for various Czech magazines, including the Metacritic-aggregated Level.