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SERIOUS GAMES
What are serious games?
 1968 Clark Abt book “Serious Games”
continued
No agreed defintion,
but consensus on
objectives
 to inform
 to communicate
 to educate
 to train
Classification?
Why serious games?
Learning in Games
 Active Involvement/ Experience Stories
 With Emotion
 Situated learning (=relevance, reference to re...
Economic Model
 prominence of sponsors
 (Entertainment video are funded by publisher, hoping to
make a profit through sa...
Market
 2.35 billion spent annually on serious games
 Growth rate 30 %
 main sponsors are governments
 US:,although pr...
Strategy
is cooperation between government,
industry and academia
Games for Change :
Catalyzing Social Impact Through Digital Games
a network committed to social change through gaming
memb...
Games for Change Festival
“the Sundance of Video Games”
biggest gaming event in New York City
Games for Environmental
Education?...!
Many games focus on the environment and sustainabable development
for the future,
c...
“Climate Challenge is a really terrific game
for change. Climate Challenge confronts
you with European Union policy choice...
List of references
 http://de.slideshare.net/helenaxe/learning-theories-
and-serious-games
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
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  1. 1. SERIOUS GAMES
  2. 2. What are serious games?  1968 Clark Abt book “Serious Games”
  3. 3. continued
  4. 4. No agreed defintion, but consensus on
  5. 5. objectives  to inform  to communicate  to educate  to train
  6. 6. Classification?
  7. 7. Why serious games?
  8. 8. Learning in Games  Active Involvement/ Experience Stories  With Emotion  Situated learning (=relevance, reference to reality/life)  Fun  Problem solving  Interction with others, cooperation (multiplayer games)  Extreme cocentration -> FLOW = being fully immersed in activity, ignoring the environment Costructivism  knowledge is acquired through the interactions between a learner and his environment
  9. 9. Economic Model  prominence of sponsors  (Entertainment video are funded by publisher, hoping to make a profit through sales)  the sponsor takes the risk of financing a serious game, owns the game and is responsible for its dissemination.
  10. 10. Market  2.35 billion spent annually on serious games  Growth rate 30 %  main sponsors are governments  US:,although private foundations (HopeLab…) are launching serious games projects, they are primarily produced at the request of the Department of Defense, which is spending large sums (about 10 million dollars per year).  Companies  In France (the second largest serious games producer in the world in 2010), more than half of CAC 40-Euronext companies have already sponsored serious games at this point.  multinational companies such as Cisco, IBM, or Shell Within these firms, keenest interest comes from human resource departments.
  11. 11. Strategy is cooperation between government, industry and academia
  12. 12. Games for Change : Catalyzing Social Impact Through Digital Games a network committed to social change through gaming members represent hundreds of non-profit directors, game developers, artists and academics AND An organization which is building the field by providing support, visibility, and shared resources to individuals and organizations using digital games for social change  http://www.gamesforchange.org/
  13. 13. Games for Change Festival “the Sundance of Video Games” biggest gaming event in New York City
  14. 14. Games for Environmental Education?...! Many games focus on the environment and sustainabable development for the future, challenges often addressed are climate change and energy supply
  15. 15. “Climate Challenge is a really terrific game for change. Climate Challenge confronts you with European Union policy choices at all levels from national to household. It very clearly shows how choices such as new energy sources compete with choices supporting unsustainable fossil industries; that eventually humankind must move to new alternatives. The clock is ticking. “ User Review Just one example . . . http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/climate_challenge/
  16. 16. List of references  http://de.slideshare.net/helenaxe/learning-theories- and-serious-games  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serious_games#Research_ and_education  http://www.paristechreview.com/2013/03/26/serious- games-the-revenge/  http://www.gamesforchange.org/
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