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The Dancing Traffic Light: Gamifying waiting

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In July 2014, Lisbon woke up to find a new guy in town: a dancer trapped inside the traffic lights. Like us, the little red guy inside the traffic light hates to wait. Imagine you are that figure. Always standing. Always alerting others to wait. Always receiving stern looks from the passerbies, forcing them to stop. He was sad. And ... Read More »

IoT and Serious Games: What is the connection?

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What is the connection between IoT and Serious Games? How could one benefit from the other? We have been thinking a lot about the incredible sinergy that could appear between these two concepts and we are amazed about the possibilities. IoT is the short form of “Internet of Things” and a fashionable way of talking about machines connected to the internet. Which ... Read More »

Virtonomics: Play to become a virtuoso entrepreneur

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If you are crazy about Economy and Business creation, Virtonomics is definitely your game. Since 2006 Virtonomics has been providing players from all over the world with a virtual “free2play” environment to experiment in their computers how their dream-about business would work. But don’t get too confident, this is not a piece-of-cake game nor a game targeted to newbies, this ... Read More »

Does playing GTA make you racist?

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By now, a few of you might already be looking at this article with suspicious eyes. Is this another “video games are the devil” kind of article? Well, no, and yes. If we understand how traditional video games can get silently into our heads, we will be one step closer to apply the same techniques to Serious Games purposes. So, let ... Read More »

FIFA: The Most Persuasive Serious Game

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One of the Serious Games categories that is usually forgotten is “Persuasion”. Games for Persuasion are the most profitable games in all of the Serious Games market and they are not even conceived (neither perceived) as Serious Games. We already talked a little bit about Serious Games Categories, but let’s dedicate today to analize Persuasion Games in depth and FIFA in ... Read More »

Playable Data: when Big Data meets Video Games

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Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Every time you do something on the internet, data is produced. From booking a flight to just watching a youtube video about cute cats. Most of the time this data gets lost, sometimes they are archived but ignored and almost never, data is used wisely. Why are data so important? Because they tell a story: ... Read More »

Keep Calm and Focus Pocus: a Serious Game to beat ADHD

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You have probably heard of ADHD. Maybe you went to school with someone who has it, perhaps your neighbor, friend, the kid you used to play with or even someone in your family. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common than you think, and causes problems concentrating, paying attention, memorizing and staying organized –usually in children. The sense of ... Read More »