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A Day at my School – Denouncing Bullying through games

(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!

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 »

Learn Japanese playing Takos

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

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 »

Are Big Companies the Future of Education?

Every year governments all over the world cut Educational budgets. Education is not profitable in the short-term. Over 70% of students are underage so they don’t vote. Political parties have it easy to relocate money to more trending areas and population usually doesn’t complain. But year by year Education deteriorates. No money is invested in renovating methods and approaches. Teachers and ... Read More »

Pacific – GameLearn’s new Serious Game to master Leadership

Pacific airlines announce your flight is ready for departure, please proceed to the boarding gate. This is how your next adventure begins. Are you ready to learn Leadership and Team Management playing Video Games? Then you better take a look to Pacific, the new game by GameLearn. The premise is engaging by itself: you are part of a volunteer team in ... Read More »

Serious Games for Parents

If you still think South is not worthy, you better reconsider your thoughts. The third edition of South Summit has just come to an end and we are still buzzing about all the creative projects presented during the event. 100 entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to potential investors: thermal energy, water saving, acne treatment and of course, Serious Games… for parents! Take ... Read More »

Nazis and Serious Games: Propaganda for kids in WWII

Some people tend to believe Serious Games are an XXI century invention. Something new and revolutionary. What it is new are the formats, but the concepts have been among us for a long long time. Knowing this, I was no less amazed when visiting a museum in Hamburg, I came across the most incredible serious board game: Luftschutz tut not!. ... Read More »

Does playing GTA make you racist?

By now, a few of you might already be looking at this article with suspicious eyes. Is this another “video games are the devil” kind of article? Well, no, and yes. If we understand how traditional video games can get silently into our heads, we will be one step closer to apply the same techniques to Serious Games purposes. So, let ... Read More »

Do you need to study about video games… to make video games?

If you have ever thought about making video games probably you are wondering if it is really necessary to study something specific. Though the offer is still not broad, year by year universities all over the world are giving video games the credit they deserve. Not only masters and specializations but full degrees are available for all of us who ... Read More »