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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 »

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

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(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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

GTFO – A Documentary about Online Sexual Harassment in Games

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If you are a woman and you have ever played online games, probably you already know what this article is about. Especially if you are a good player. The documentary GTFO (short for Get The F%ck Out) exposes the harassment that some female gamers, game journalists or game producers, endure in their everyday lives just because they have chosen to be ... 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 »

The Dancing Traffic Light: Gamifying waiting

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In July 2014, Lisbon woke up to find a new guy in town: a dancer trapped inside the traffic lights. Like us, the little red guy inside the traffic light hates to wait. Imagine you are that figure. Always standing. Always alerting others to wait. Always receiving stern looks from the passerbies, forcing them to stop. He was sad. And ... Read More »