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The Sacrifice – Are you ready to choose who will die next?

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There are lots of resource management games. The plot is usually easy, you have scarce resources so you try, turn by turn, to make your village survive. In these games, players play the good hard-working trustful role of an omnipresent major. You play the hero. But what if besides resources you had to manage… people’s sacrifices? What if you were ... Read More »

GTFO – A Documentary about Online Sexual Harassment in Games

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If you are a woman and you have ever played online games, probably you already know what this article is about. Especially if you are a good player. The documentary GTFO (short for Get The F%ck Out) exposes the harassment that some female gamers, game journalists or game producers, endure in their everyday lives just because they have chosen to be ... Read More »

The Ultimate Video Games Acronyms Dictionary

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IBM, DHL, BBC, FIFA, USA, LOTR, NASA, FBI  … WTF!!! Every day we read, hear and use all kind of weird combinations of apparently random letters.  Our world has gone crazy with acronyms everywhere and Video Games and Serious Games are not an exception. We have gathered a list of common acronyms that we can find everyday in games, but also ... Read More »

10 things the world is missing to bring Serious Games to life

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If you are involved in the video game industry or in education, you probably have heard about Serious Games. But, if they are so promising, why are they not already among our daily learning tools? Here you have the 10 main reasons that are slowing down the change. 1. Public Awareness Although Serious Games have been around for a long ... Read More »

A Gamification experiment involving politics and poop??

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Probably the more successful way to motivate people is using humor. Humor makes people do things they even hate just for the sake of laughing about it. This is the premise used by a bunch of students of Psychology in Madrid as the basis of a curious experiment. If you think politics and poop are extremely related, you are going ... Read More »

Dytective, a game to detect dyslexia, sucesfully crowdfunded

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Dytective, a game to detect dyslexia needs your help with its Kickstarter campaign! I have wondered  lots of times what takes someone to give money to a crowdfunding campaign. Usually, the answer is just “laughter”. Potato salads, weird amateur movies, crazy ideas, toys… And it is good, the world needs fun, lots of it. But for once, I would like ... Read More »

Virtual Reality, Prehistory and Antonio Banderas

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In 1879 in a village in the North of Spain a man and his daughter discovered a cave that was going to change the world’s History. It was called Altamira and hid the oldest human paintings ever discovered: mammals, human hands and hunting scenes from the Upper Paleolithic, that have captivated archeologists, artists and audiences from any background for decades. ... Read More »

Best Serious Games Awards! Players’ Choice!

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We did it! We reached 100 posts! And we want to celebrate it awarding the most interesting games we have discovered over these months. Creative, innovative and meaningful games that are shaping the Serious Games industry. Ready to enjoy the best of the best? Here are our winners! MOST SURPRISING SERIOUS GAME Luftschutz tut not!  – Serious Games are not an XXI century ... Read More »

A Day at my School – Un juego para denunciar el bullying en nuestras escuelas

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(You can read the English version of this article here) Hoy es un día especial para nosotros en On Serious Games. Normalmente, desde esta web hablamos de los excelentes juegos serios que grandes compañías editan, pero hoy, queremos hablar de uno de nuestros propios juegos : ‘A Day at my School‘ un pequeño juego o newsgame que pretende concienciar y denunciar el ... Read More »