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6 Serious Games formulas to engage players with serious content – Part 1

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(This article was originally posted in Spanish at OmniumLab.com, written by Alejandro Domínguez. Translated by Belén Gómez. You can read the full Spanish version here) Serious games are games that go beyond the merely playful to achieve a particular purpose, which may have to do with education, awareness, cure … This represents the challenge of what we call ‘Knowledge Transfer': the ... 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 »

British King George III played Serious Games in 1765!!

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A few months ago, visiting a WWII Museum in Hamburg, I came across a Nazi Serious Game. I thought I had found a super-early form of Serious Game and felt like a gold miner but a few days ago, History slapped me again. This time I was visiting London’s Kew Gardens. One of the main attractions there is the Kew ... 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 »

A Day at my School – Denouncing Bullying through games

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(Puedes leer la versión en español de este artículo aquí) Today is an especial day for us. Though usually we talk here about others’ super cool serious games, today we are going to talk about one of our own games: ‘A Day at my School‘ a game that pretends to create awareness and denounce bullying in schools. Recently the news ... Read More »