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The Educational Power of Games: 
The Production and Evaluation of 
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
Yoshihiro Kishimoto 
Koji Mikami 
Toru Fujimoto 
Kenji Ono 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
2 
Yoshihiro Kishimoto 
Tokyo University of Technology 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
3 
The Educational Power of Games: 
The Production and Evaluation of 
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
4 
Where am I from ? 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
5 
Japan 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
6 
Tokyo 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
7 
40km west of Central Tokyo 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
8 
Tokyo University of Technology 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
9 
Please take a moment to remember 
when you were an elementary 
or junior high school student. 
- Did you enjoy your classes? 
- Were there any classes that you didn’t like? 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
10 
In Japan, many students dislike learning 
English. 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
11 
In fact, I don’t really like learning English 
myself. 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
My associates and I thought, 
“Is there a way to use games to help students 
enjoy English?” 
12 
We decided to research this. 
I will present our findings to you today. 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Introduction 
13 
• Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
• Theme: English Learning Games 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
What is a “Serious Game?” 
14 
• A game made to help society 
• Used in many fields 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Serious Games in Japan 
15 
• Not very popular in Japan 
• No places to exchange ideas about serious 
games 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
What is a “Game Jam?” 
16 
• Event for developers and students to make 
games 
• Generally have a theme 
• Teams are random 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Game Jams in Japan 
17 
• Global Game Jam and Fukushima Game 
Jam are popular in Japan 
• Serious games are rarely made 
• We decided to change that by making our 
own Game Jam 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
• Goal: help with research/visibility of serious 
games 
18 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
19 
• 14 professionals and 21 students 
participated 
• 5 games made over 2 days 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
20 
5 teams 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
21 
5 games 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
22 
“Riddles in Pieces” 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
23 
“Bizarre! Mystery of the English Troops” 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
24 
"Alpha! Beta! Collector!" 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
25 
"Word Bridge" 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
26 
“Big Big Dragon” 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
27 
• Students tested the games and gave 
feedback 
• Feedback was implemented before 
publishing 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
Video of the event 
(1:06) 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=576 
688249082664&set=o.1392487234342662&t 
ype=2&theater 
28 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Five Important Features 
29 
• Concept sheet contest 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Five Important Features 
30 
• Participants chose the game they worked 
on 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
five important features 
31 
• Feedback from experts and students 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
five important features 
32 
• Participants did not stay overnight at the 
event 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
five important features 
33 
• Preparation in advance 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Conclusions 
34 
• Everyone enjoyed themselves 
• Spread the idea of serious games 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
The Future 
35 
• Many participants said they would like to 
participate in future Serious Game Jams. 
• We hope to continue holding Serious Game 
Jams for many years to come. 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Riddles in Pieces 
36 
Game Video (0:34) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=012yOa 
b8bxM&feature=youtu.be 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Riddles in Pieces 
37 
Impression of an English education expert: 
“The game has beautiful graphics and an 
interesting story. There is a charm to interest 
children.” 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Riddles in Pieces 
38 
Impression of a high school student: 
"I enjoyed the graphics and story. I can 
review with it. I could beat it on my own.” 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Riddles in Pieces 
39 
Impression of an elementary school student: 
"There was some English that I didn’t know, 
but I could still progress in the game." 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Riddles in Pieces 
40 
Riddles in pieces Search 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO 
kishimotoy@stf.teu.ac.jp 
The Educational Power of Games: 
The Production and Evaluation of 
Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 
Kishi Bear 
22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO

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  • 1. The Educational Power of Games: The Production and Evaluation of Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” Yoshihiro Kishimoto Koji Mikami Toru Fujimoto Kenji Ono 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 2. Introduction 2 Yoshihiro Kishimoto Tokyo University of Technology 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 3. Introduction 3 The Educational Power of Games: The Production and Evaluation of Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 4. Introduction 4 Where am I from ? 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 5. Introduction 5 Japan 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 6. Introduction 6 Tokyo 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 7. Introduction 7 40km west of Central Tokyo 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 8. Introduction 8 Tokyo University of Technology 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 9. Introduction 9 Please take a moment to remember when you were an elementary or junior high school student. - Did you enjoy your classes? - Were there any classes that you didn’t like? 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 10. Introduction 10 In Japan, many students dislike learning English. 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 11. Introduction 11 In fact, I don’t really like learning English myself. 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 12. Introduction My associates and I thought, “Is there a way to use games to help students enjoy English?” 12 We decided to research this. I will present our findings to you today. 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 13. Introduction 13 • Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” • Theme: English Learning Games 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 14. What is a “Serious Game?” 14 • A game made to help society • Used in many fields 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 15. Serious Games in Japan 15 • Not very popular in Japan • No places to exchange ideas about serious games 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 16. What is a “Game Jam?” 16 • Event for developers and students to make games • Generally have a theme • Teams are random 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 17. Game Jams in Japan 17 • Global Game Jam and Fukushima Game Jam are popular in Japan • Serious games are rarely made • We decided to change that by making our own Game Jam 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 18. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” • Goal: help with research/visibility of serious games 18 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 19. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 19 • 14 professionals and 21 students participated • 5 games made over 2 days 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 20. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 20 5 teams 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 21. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 21 5 games 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 22. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 22 “Riddles in Pieces” 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 23. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 23 “Bizarre! Mystery of the English Troops” 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 24. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 24 "Alpha! Beta! Collector!" 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 25. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 25 "Word Bridge" 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 26. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 26 “Big Big Dragon” 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 27. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” 27 • Students tested the games and gave feedback • Feedback was implemented before publishing 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 28. Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” Video of the event (1:06) https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=576 688249082664&set=o.1392487234342662&t ype=2&theater 28 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 29. Five Important Features 29 • Concept sheet contest 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 30. Five Important Features 30 • Participants chose the game they worked on 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 31. five important features 31 • Feedback from experts and students 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 32. five important features 32 • Participants did not stay overnight at the event 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 33. five important features 33 • Preparation in advance 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 34. Conclusions 34 • Everyone enjoyed themselves • Spread the idea of serious games 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 35. The Future 35 • Many participants said they would like to participate in future Serious Game Jams. • We hope to continue holding Serious Game Jams for many years to come. 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 36. Riddles in Pieces 36 Game Video (0:34) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=012yOa b8bxM&feature=youtu.be 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 37. Riddles in Pieces 37 Impression of an English education expert: “The game has beautiful graphics and an interesting story. There is a charm to interest children.” 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 38. Riddles in Pieces 38 Impression of a high school student: "I enjoyed the graphics and story. I can review with it. I could beat it on my own.” 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 39. Riddles in Pieces 39 Impression of an elementary school student: "There was some English that I didn’t know, but I could still progress in the game." 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 40. Riddles in Pieces 40 Riddles in pieces Search 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO
  • 41. Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO kishimotoy@stf.teu.ac.jp The Educational Power of Games: The Production and Evaluation of Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam” Kishi Bear 22th Aug,2014 at 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference Yoshihiro KISHIMOTO

Editor's Notes

  1. Good morning everyone! My name is Yoshihiro / Kishimoto. I am an associate professor at Tokyo University of Technology. I am happy to have this opportunity to speak to you.
  2. Today I would like to present the resultsリゾルツ of the study / that I have been working on for the last two years, / that is, / Theディ Educational Power of Games: / The Production and Evaluationエバルエーション of Japan’s first “Serious Game Jam”
  3. Where am I from ?
  4. I’m from Japan.
  5. I’m from Tokyo.
  6. I’m from 40km west of Central Tokyo.
  7. I’m a professor at Tokyo University of Technology.
  8. Please take a moment to remember when you were an elementary or junior high school student. Did you enjoy your classes? Were there any classes that you didn’t like ? Which subject didn’t you like ?
  9. A “game jam” is an event / where developers and students make games together / in a short period of time Game jams generally have a theme, / and the teams are put together at random.
  10. Game Jams are very popular in Japan. Global Game Jam and Fukushima Game Jam are / two of the most popular game jams in Japan. Tons of great games get made at these events, / but serious games are rarely made. We decided to capitalizeキャピタライズ on the popularity of Game Jams in Japan / and make our own Game Jam focusedフォーカスド on serious games.
  11. Our goal was to help with the research and visibilityビジビリティ of serious games.
  12. We got many people who had never made / or heard of a serious game before to join our game jam. Fourteen working professionals (game developers, game researchers, and English education specialists) and twenty-one students participated in our game jam. They splitスプリット into five teams and made five unique English Learning Games over the span of two days.
  13. 5つのチーム
  14. Let me introduce 5 games we have produced.
  15. “Riddlesウリドル in Pieces”, is an escape adventure game. The purpose of the game is to teach grammar.
  16. “Bizarre! Mystery of the English Troopsトループス”, is an action game where phantomファンタムズ attack the player. The purpose of the game is to help children honeホーン their listening skills.
  17. "Alpha! Beta! Collector!" is an action game. The purpose of the game is to increase the vocabulary of the player.
  18. "Word Bridge", is a car action game. This game is also for expanding tha players vocabulary.
  19. “Big Big Dragon” ,is a game about dragon training. The purpose of the game is to practice listening skills.
  20. The games were tested by elementary and high school students. The students’ opinions and feedback were / implemented before the games were published to the internet.
  21. イベントの様子 動画
  22. Our event had five important features / that made it unique when compared to other game jams. We started with a concept sheet contest. Each of the participants created their own game concept.
  23. From the concept sheets, / the participants chose / which game they wanted to work on.
  24. During the game jam, / the teams presented their game’s progress to a panel of experts. The experts gave each team feedback on their games. After the game jam, the teams received feedback from students about their games.
  25. The game jam took place over fifteen hours. The teams did not stay overnight, which is very rare for a game jam.
  26. The teams used Facebook to communicate and prepare for the game jam / in advance.
  27. Many of them said / that they wouldウッド like to participateパーテシペイト in future Serious Game Jams. We hope to continue holding Serious Game Jams / for many years to come.
  28. Many of them said that they would like to participate in future Serious Game Jams. We hope to continue holding Serious Game Jams for many years to come. 今後は、今回の参加者の声および専門家の批評を参考に、継続して開催して行きたい。
  29. Game Video ゲームの動画
  30. Impression of an English education expert: “The game has beautiful graphics and an interesting story. There is a charm to interest children.”
  31. Impression of a high school student: "I enjoyed the graphics and story. I can review with it. I could beat it on my own.”
  32. Impression of an elementary school student: "There was some English that I didn’t know, but I could still progress in the game."
  33. Game Video ゲームの動画
  34. Thanks you for listening. Any questions ?