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Best Serious Games Awards! Players’ Choice!

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 invention. Long ago, serious board games were used for teaching and propaganda for example during WWII by the nazi regime. Read More

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Luftschutz tut not! A Board Serious Game in the WWII

BEST “ANALOGIC” SERIOUS GAME

Twilight Struggle  – Regarded as one of the best board games of all times, ‘Twilight Struggle’ is also the coolest way to learn about the Cold War. Read More

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Twilight Struggle, a Board Game to change Cold War rules

MOST PROMISING TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO SERIOUS GAMES

Playable Data  – Could Big Data improve Video Games? Make them evolve as you change? Discover what Playable Data is and what is Icejam preparing to change games. Read More

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IceJam, applying Big Data to Video Games

BEST GAMIFIED EXPERIENCE

The Dancing Traffic Light  – One day Lisbon woke up to find a new guy in town: a dancer trapped inside the traffic lights. What was he doing there? Gamifying waiting! See video

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The Dancing Traffic Light, a gamified experience by Smart

MOST CREATIVE SERIOUS GAME

Bounden  – Bounden is a two-players mobile game that makes you dance! Willing to imitate professional dancers? You will need a mobile, a partner and your bet moves! See Video 

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Bounden, a game to dance like a professional

BEST NEWSGAME

Hazy Days – You still don’t believe Chinese smog problem? Play Hazy Days and experience it helping a 10 years old girl staying healthy. A crude breathing simulator that will manage to transmit the anxiety of a daily struggle in just five minutes playing. Play Here

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Hazy Days, a Newsgame to uncover China’s smog problem

BEST HEALTH SERIOUS GAME

Superbetter – Could be true that a Serious Game gives you a longer life? Meet Jane McGonigal’s most interesting project and become SuperBetter. A platform design to help you improve your health step by step like a personal coach. Play Here

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Superbetter, you can be your own hero

BEST EDUCATIVE SERIOUS GAME

FreeSpeech – Could the way autistic people communicate change how we learn new languages? Professor Narajanan’s research is applying to language learning new techniques that will revolution Education based on simplicity and in the way our brain really learns. Read More

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FreeSpeech, the revolution of Language Learning

BEST SERIOUS GAME FOR COMPANIES

Triskelion – Do you feel like your life is full of tasks to do? Would you like to improve your time-management skills? Triskelion, by GameLearn, is the game for you. A graphic adventure to discover the secret of happiness while handling tonnes of daily real tasks. Read More

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Triskelion, learn Time Management playing a graphic adventure

Do you have other favourite Serious Games? We are eager to know!!! Please share them in the comments below or let us know on twitter! :)

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About Belén Gómez

Graduate in Communications, Movie Direction and finishing a degree in English Language and Literature, her multidisciplinary career includes TV and movie direction, script-writing, video games localization, game design, international project management and multi-platform video game production. Curious about everything, she divides her time between onseriousgames.com, Serious Games projects, any Assassin’s Creed title and her Mandarin Chinese lessons.

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