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A Day at my School – Un juego para denunciar el bullying en nuestras escuelas

(You can read the English version of this article here) Hoy es un día especial para nosotros en On Serious Games. Normalmente, desde esta web hablamos de los excelentes juegos serios que grandes compañías editan, pero hoy, queremos hablar de uno de nuestros propios juegos : ‘A Day at my School‘ un pequeño juego o newsgame que pretende concienciar y denunciar el ... Read More »

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 »

Hazy Days – Play to experience China’s smog horror

During the first months of 2015 I lived in Beijing. I had decided to improve my Mandarin and chose the Chinese capital as the most culturally interesting option. I had heard about smog and pollution but, hey guys! I was born in a capital city! I can cope with it! But I couldn’t. After 1 month my lungs ached. I ... Read More »

Oxenfree – When narrative matters in a game

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 »

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 »

I did land one Boeing 737! (with Flight Simulator)

The first you will notice in this video-game… wait a minute… It is hard to me to call it “video-game”. Flight Simulator is not a game, it is the maximum level of simulation software you will find. There is no more fun but to simulate real life, real tasks that we, the common of human beings, cannot do such as ... 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 »

Using video games for storytelling in fifteen minutes

‘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 »