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Differences between e-Learning, Gamification and Serious Games

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When an industry is just waking up, terms tend to be mixed up and borders are somehow blurred and confused. E-Learning, Gamification and Serious Games, are three facets of the same trend but users and even professionals have problems distinguishing them. Some people even think that they have nothing in common. Let’s try to shed light over this subject. Please ... Read More »

10 things the world is missing to bring Serious Games to life

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If you are involved in the video game industry or in education, you probably have heard about Serious Games. But, if they are so promising, why are they not already among our daily learning tools? Here you have the 10 main reasons that are slowing down the change. 1. Public Awareness Although Serious Games have been around for a long ... Read More »

Elegy for a Dead World – Explore your writing skills in this inspiring serious game

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Despite its melancholic name, there’s nothing mournful or sad about Elegy for a Dead World, an inspiring, visually charming serious game to explore your writing creativity and unleash your inner Shakespeare. PopCannibal and Dejobaan Games’ Elegy for a Dead World is a great example of how serious games can fire players’ creativity. In times when games are also valued because ... 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 »

This War of Mine: a serious game about collateral damages

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We are really used to war games in which we are soldiers killing other soldiers (it doesn’t matter which side we pick or why), but This War of Mine is a serious game to step into a civilian’s shoes: we will have to survive in a city under siege and live with the decissions we will make to help our people survive. ... Read More »

Serious Games Congresses and Conferences 2015

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Tired of trying to be updated about all that is going on in the Serious Games industry? At onseriousgames.com we are gathering for you all the key events that you shouldn’t forget this 2015. We will update this list whenever we come across a new initiative and will create very soon an interactive calendar to keep it neat and tidy. Serious Games or ... Read More »

Medmyst: Serious Games To Contain Disease Outbreaks

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Fascinating and terrifying at the same time, disease outbreaks have always been an object of mankind’s morbid curiosity, for their ability of triggering a deep sense of panic in the society –as it happened with the cases of ebola, avian influenza or the mad cow disease, to name a few. Medmyst is a serious game series of a total of ... Read More »

Are we educating our kids just to win at Trivial?

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There is nothing new about the fact that kids are fed up with traditional school. We were, too, and now that we are grown-ups, we know that: We probably won’t use –or remember- at least 50% of what we study The “useful” 50% remaining has long been forgotten –at least 90% of it- and we only remember what we loved ... Read More »

What if shooter games could save lives?

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As you might have noticed, this website is about Serious Games. What could be more serious than being able to save a life? However, statistics show that more than 70% of the population has not received first aid training. A perfect example of the generalized first-aid ignorance is the recurrent question: “Quick! Is there a doctor in here?!” that we ... Read More »

Why you MUST play “The Stanley Parable”

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The Stanley Parable is one of the most innovative games of the last years. It challenges your mind, contradicting everything you have previously known or heard about video games, making you play with the rules, and not by them. Do you have the opportunity of making real choices at games or at life? Never mind. To play or not to ... Read More »