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Hazy Days – Play to experience China’s smog horror

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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 »

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

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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 »

The Sacrifice – Are you ready to choose who will die next?

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There are lots of resource management games. The plot is usually easy, you have scarce resources so you try, turn by turn, to make your village survive. In these games, players play the good hard-working trustful role of an omnipresent major. You play the hero. But what if besides resources you had to manage… people’s sacrifices? What if you were ... Read More »

September 12th: a Toy World – The First Newsgame

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In 2003, Gonzalo Frasca created ‘September 12th: A Toy World’, the first Serious Game to be considered a Newsgame, this means a game with journalistic purposes. This polemical Serious Game aims to create debate around the war against terrorism. However, the game alerts: ‘This is not a game. You can’t win and you can’t lose’. Absolutely true. Since its release, ‘September ... Read More »

Virtonomics: Play to become a virtuoso entrepreneur

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If you are crazy about Economy and Business creation, Virtonomics is definitely your game. Since 2006 Virtonomics has been providing players from all over the world with a virtual “free2play” environment to experiment in their computers how their dream-about business would work. But don’t get too confident, this is not a piece-of-cake game nor a game targeted to newbies, this ... Read More »

FIFA: The Most Persuasive Serious Game

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One of the Serious Games categories that is usually forgotten is “Persuasion”. Games for Persuasion are the most profitable games in all of the Serious Games market and they are not even conceived (neither perceived) as Serious Games. We already talked a little bit about Serious Games Categories, but let’s dedicate today to analize Persuasion Games in depth and FIFA in ... Read More »

AdVenture Capitalist: the Irony of the Economy

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AdVenture Capitalist is a game full of humor about how senseless is the economic system that rules the world. It’s an unpretentious serious game about the irony of the daily capitalist fight: get everything you can and after that get even more of it. You start by doing some clicks to squeeze lemons and some hours later, you will be running an oil ... Read More »

2 crowdfunded Serious Games projects you want to know about

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GloveOne Have you ever experienced Virtual Reality? Were you amazed about watching and listening to things imagined by others? What if touching virtual things were also possible? From playing the piano without a piano to the recovery of feelings you thought lost. If this possibility captivates you take a look to GloveOne by Neurodigital Technologies. You can support them on Kickstarter until July 9th or share the good ... Read More »

Do Androids Dream of…Serious Games?

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Imagine a world where household robots are a reality. While they may not be human-like, or dream of electric sheep like in Philip K. Dick’s novel, robotics is increasingly becoming a tangible reality outside of the universities’ research facilities, and serious games play a big part in this. Yes, you read right. Serious games have scientific uses much further than ... Read More »