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Do you need to study about video games… to make video games?

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If you have ever thought about making video games probably you are wondering if it is really necessary to study something specific. Though the offer is still not broad, year by year universities all over the world are giving video games the credit they deserve. Not only masters and specializations but full degrees are available for all of us who ... Read More »

Serious Games companies we love: Gamelearn

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There are 3 things that let you know that you are in the office of a video games developer: 1. The average age is below 30, 2. You can easily find posters, t-shirts or plastic toys of superheroes and 3. There is a casual relaxed-but-focused environment that impregnates the place. Gamelearn offices are just like that. In the last year, Gamelearn has ... Read More »

Paper’s Please: immigration drama through Serious Games

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One of the most awareness focused video games of the last couple of years is multi-awarded Papers Please. Here you will be an immigration officer of the fictional country Arstotzka, a soviet inspired state in a 1980’s distopy. With puzzle mechanics, you will have to decide who will cross the border and who will be rejected, sometimes with terrible consecuences. Definitely ... Read More »

MAPPLE: Serious Games classified by Purpose

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Serious Games classification usually deals with areas of appliance: Education, Health, Simulation, Gamification… The problem with this traditional method is that frontiers are really blurred. Where would you put a gamified e-learning that tries to improve children teeth-healthcare education? Like this one, there are hundreds of examples that don’t fit in a unique category. And why is this important? Because the ... Read More »

This War of Mine: a serious game about collateral damages

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We are really used to war games in which we are soldiers killing other soldiers (it doesn’t matter which side we pick or why), but This War of Mine is a serious game to step into a civilian’s shoes: we will have to survive in a city under siege and live with the decissions we will make to help our people survive. ... Read More »