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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 »

‘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 »

Using video games for storytelling in fifteen minutes

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‘Thirty flights of loving’ is a first-person narrative game we could define as the result of mixing Monaco and Dear Esther. In fifteen minutes, you get the whole story, about the three main characters involved in an alcohol smuggling operation. Blendo games’ creation is an extraordinary example of how to tell a story by using very little resources – the game ... Read More »

A look into the Serious Games of 2015 Fun & Serious Games Festival

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The famous ‘Game of Thrones’ quote ‘Winter is coming’ marked the beginning of the Fun & Serious Games Festival day of conferences. This little joke referred to the nordic countries presenting their projects during the festival and the creative directors invited (Unravel & Trine 3, Martin Sahlin & Kai Tuovinen) But the same sentence could be applied to the whole ... Read More »