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‘Twilight Struggle’ a board game to change Cold War rules

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What if Russia had won the Cold War? What if China had been seduced by the allies? What if Europe had chosen differently who to align with? ‘What ifs’ are a game in itself that have inspired stories for books, comics, illustrations… and also games! ‘Twilight Struggle’ is a Risk-style 2 players board game based on the events occurred during Cold ... Read More »

Video Games can make a better world! – Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk

Jane McGonigal at TED2010, Session 6, "Invention," Thursday, February 11, 2010, in Long Beach, California. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Video Games could change the world if we played 21 billion hours per week! Don’t you believe it? Over 4 million people have already seen this amazing TED Talk by Jane McGonigal. Were they convinced? We have declared several times how we love Jane McGonigal’s TED Talks. Watching her conferences is not only interesting because of the subjects she covers ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Oxenfree – When narrative matters in a game

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What if you could play a horror adventure, based on the story of a group of teenagers on a desert island? And what if the desert island also has a former military base? This could seem not very appealing for people interested in Serious Games, but the catch in Oxenfree is its well-constructed story in which you will enjoy meaningful ... Read More »