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Serious games

  1. 2. <ul><li>Games are good for more than just pure entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Serious Games: Games whose primary goal is beyond entertainment </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Training – designed to put a person in a specific scenario and allow him or her to gain comfort or mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Health Games – Train people to perform health related tasks or to be healthier </li></ul><ul><li>Social Commentary Games – Game as a means to get a point across </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Advergames – Games created for the primary purpose of advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Games – training games usually to target school age children in subject specific content </li></ul><ul><li>Social Awareness Games – put players in incredibly uncomfortable situations to increase awareness </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>To educate </li></ul><ul><li>To persuade </li></ul><ul><li>To present a personal belief </li></ul><ul><li>To make a difference in the world </li></ul><ul><li>To avoid consumerism </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Create a concept for a serious game based on a real life serious newsworthy event (911, Katrina, etc.) that would not normally be a subject for the purposes of educating, training, making a social statement, or increasing awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the core – the one thing the game is about, the reason it is being made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create the deliverable </li></ul></ul>

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