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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 »

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 »

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 »

Dragon Box, at last a visual way to learn equations!

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I was a pretty bad student at Maths. I was best in my class for anything else, but Maths were my nightmare… and my dad’s. Being an engineer, it was hard for him to assimilate that his smart daughter was completely unable to understand any kind of explanation regarding Maths. He tried everything until he finally decided to explain me ... Read More »

How the way autistic people communicate could improve how we learn languages?

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One of the principal characteristics of autistic people is their impossibility to communicate the way the rest of the people do. They usually have a problem with “abstraction” that make really problematic for them to understand normal speech. When we ask someone “How are you?” we could obtain a myriad of different answers meaning “good”: well, great, couldn’t be better, never ... Read More »

Learn Japanese playing Takos

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Is there a cool way to learn Japanese playing video games? Serious Games also expand to language learning as Takos Japanese has been proving. Missions, activities, humour and a cool art-style are keys for the good performance of Tako’s, winner at the Fun&Serious Games Festival 2015 at Bilbao. But what is behind the scenes? Who, where and why was created ... Read More »

Gomins – A Heroe’s Journey to improve children’s emotional intelligence

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In 1985, a book revolutionized Sci Fi. The name was Ender’s Game and the lead character, a kid that needed to become a leader. As part of his training, video games were used by trainers to measure Ender’s emotional responses. Immerse in a safe and engaging environment, Ender showed his true self when confronted with anxiety, frustration and decision making. In 1985, ... Read More »