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Games for Health 2011 - Mobile Serious Games Roundup


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Mobile Serious Games Roundup

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    • 1. Mobile Serious Games Roundup Boston – May 17, 2011 Alan Au 1 st Annual
    • 2. Almost done! Biomedical informatics guy Game industry journalist Not a fashion/art director Not a mobile games expert (yet!) http://!/Alan _ Au
    • 3.  
    • 4. Games
    • 5. I play games … … when I have time. http:// /
    • 6. Mobile
    • 7. 146.42 million
    • 8. 108.62 million
    • 9. 74.6 million http:// =1306513 http:// =1543014 *and growing rapidly
    • 10. Serious Mobile
    • 11. One Bus Away http:// /
    • 12. http:// / Open Data Kit
    • 13. Mobile Games
    • 14. Technology convergence 1980 1989 2004 1997 2003 2008 160 x 144 pixels 640x960 pixels
    • 15. Serious Games
    • 16. Oregon Trail (1981) * The game dates back to 1971
    • 17. Oregon Trail (1996)
    • 18. Oregon Trail (2008) /
    • 19. Oregon Trail (2010) http:// /
    • 20. http:// / Moonbase Alpha
    • 21. Serious + Mobile? Does this make sense? ?
    • 22.  
    • 23. Learning Food & Diet Un-Smoking General Health Lifestyle Location-based Fitness & Exercise
    • 24. Learning
    • 25. Jetset http:// = jetset
    • 26. http:// / Silverbackers
    • 27. Freedom http:// Mobile = good for ICTD
    • 28. MILLEE (literacy) http:// ? … trouble with academic games
    • 29. eSmart *this is not the actual game
    • 30. http:// / Top Doc
    • 31. Brain Age http:// … accidentally serious?
    • 32. … $$$-driven knockoffs
    • 33. You are what you eat. You are what you eat.
    • 34. Mindless Eating Challenge http:// /
    • 35. OrderUP! *not to be confused with the “Order Up!” Wii game
    • 36. PickChow! *not mobile (yet) http:// #
    • 37. Thank you for not smoking Thank you for not smoking.
    • 38. http:// Smoking cessation NICOT
    • 39. My Stop Smoking Coach http:// =7150
    • 40. Lit
    • 41. Health games?
    • 42. http:// / Allergies Attack Er, it’s health- themed …
    • 43. http:// = colorfall Colorfall Insurer-funded games
    • 44. http:// /biofeedback/ http:// Peggle … accidentally serious!
    • 45. iTunes App Store How do we categorize these?
    • 46. Lifestyle?
    • 47. http:// / Textjab Socially-driven games
    • 48. http:// / My Happy Planet
    • 49. Location, location, location!
    • 50. Foursquare Uh … is this a game? https:// /
    • 51. Akoha http:// /
    • 52. SCVNGR http:// /
    • 53. Move around!
    • 54. Goldwalker http:// /
    • 55. http:// / Impulsive Pillow Pilates
    • 56. PicoPoke http://
    • 57. http:// /apps Tapcloud
    • 58. My Weight Loss Coach http:// /
    • 59. UbiFit
    • 60. Zamzee /
    • 61. Pokéwalker http:// / … can be spoofed
    • 62.  
    • 63. Learning Food & Diet Un-Smoking General Health Lifestyle Location-based Fitness & Exercise
    • 64.
      • Does mobile make sense?
      • How do we categorize these?
      • Some are accidentally serious
      • What about academic projects?
      • Some aren’t even really games
      • Lots of games! (I bet I missed some)
      Click a cow? What now?
    • 65.
      • Ben Sawyer
      • Beth Bryant
      • University of Washington
      • (BHI, ISIS, HCDE, Change, dub)
      Thank you!