Design and Use of Serious Games

Design and Use of Serious Games

Author: Marja Helena Kankaanranta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402094965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

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During the last few years, a new area of creative media industry, namely Serious Games, has started to emerge around the world. The term serious games has become more popular for example in the fields of education, business, welfare and safety. Despite this, there has been no single definition of serious games. A key question, what the concept itself means, has stayed unsolved though most have agreed on a definition that serious games are games or game-like interactive systems developed with game technology and design principles for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. In this book, serious games are understood as games which aim at providing an engaging, self-reinforcing context in which to motivate and educate the players. Serious games can be of any genre, use any game technology, and be developed for any platform. They can be entertaining, but usually they teach the user something. The central aim of serious games is to raise quality of life and well-being. As part of interactive media industry, the serious games field focuses on designing and using digital games for real-life purposes and for the everyday life of citizens in information societies. The field of serious games focuses on such areas as education, business, welfare, military, traffic, safety, travelling and tourism.

Serious Games

Serious Games

Author: Ute Ritterfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135848910

Category: Education

Page: 553

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The central purpose of this book is to examine critically the claim that playing games can provide learning that is deep, sustained and transferable to the "real world."

Serious Games

Serious Games

Author: Bobbie Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030882723

Category: Computers

Page: 291

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th Joint International Conference on Serious Games, JCSG 2021, as virtual event, in January 2022. The 17 full papers presented together with 3 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. JSCG 2021 is dedicated to serious games and its interdisciplinary characteristics combining game concepts and technologies required in the different application domains.

Story and Simulations for Serious Games

Story and Simulations for Serious Games

Author: Nick Iuppa

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136142772

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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How to create a simulation where participants have a sense of freedom and personal control while still maintaining the structure necessary for an effective story is a difficult task indeed. This book examines how to create an engaging, effective story (necessary to teach participants), while relating practical considerations of building a simulation. It also looks at stories as classic ways of teaching and gathering knowledge and considers other theories of interactive narrative design such as synthetic story creation and management and participant-generated story experiences. It also discusses enabling technologies in artificial intelligence, synthetic characters design and development, speech recognition technology, 3D modelling, and the future of story-driven games. Story Driven Simulations reviews the existing efforts in this field as well as focusing on the recent efforts of Paramount Pictures and The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, where this expert author team created successful simulations for the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, as well as other educational simulations.

Serious Games

Serious Games

Author: Ralf Dörner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319406121

Category: Computers

Page: 421

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This textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of serious games, which differ considerably from computer games that are meant for pure entertainment. Undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines who want to learn about serious games are one target group of this book. Prospective developers of serious games are another, as they can use the book for self-study in order to learn about the distinctive features of serious game design and development. And ultimately, the book also addresses prospective users of serious game technologies by providing them with a solid basis for judging the advantages and limitations of serious games in different application areas such as game-based learning, training and simulation or games for health. To cater to this heterogeneous readership and wide range of interests, every effort was made to make the book flexible to use. All readers are expected to study Chapter 1, as it provides the necessary basics and terminology that will be used in all subsequent chapters. The eleven chapters that follow cover the creation of serious games (design, authoring processes and tools, content production), the runtime context of serious games (game engines, adaptation mechanisms, game balancing, game mastering, multi-player serious games), the effects of serious games and their evaluation (player experience, assessment techniques, performance indicators), and serious games in practice (economic aspects, cost-benefit analysis, serious game distribution). To familiarize the readers with best practice in this field, the final chapter presents more than 30 selected examples of serious games illustrating their characteristics and showcasing their practical use. Lecturers can select chapters in a sequence that is most suitable for their specific course or seminar. The book includes specific suggestions for courses such as “Introduction to Serious Games”, “Entertainment Technology”, “Serious Game Design”, “Game-based Learning”, and “Applications of Serious Games”.

Serious Games

Serious Games

Author: Stefan Göbel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319191263

Category: Computers

Page: 195

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the First Joint International Conference on Serious Games, JCSG 2015, held in Huddersfield, UK, in June 2015. This conference bundles the activities of the International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications, SGDA, and the Conference on Serious Games, GameDays. The total of 12 full papers and 5 short papers was carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The book also contains one full invited talk. The papers were organized in topical sections named: games for health; games for learning; games for other purposes; game design and development; and poster and demo papers.

Entertainment Computing and Serious Games

Entertainment Computing and Serious Games

Author: Ralf Dörner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319461526

Category: Computers

Page: 541

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The aim of this book is to collect and to cluster research areas in the field of serious games and entertainment computing. It provides an introduction and gives guidance for the next generation of researchers in this field. The 18 papers presented in this volume, together with an introduction, are the outcome of a GI-Dagstuhl seminar which was held at Schloß Dagstuhl in July 2015.

Serious Games, Interaction, and Simulation

Serious Games, Interaction, and Simulation

Author: Carlos Vaz de Carvalho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319290607

Category: Education

Page: 147

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This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Serious Games, Interaction, and Simulation, held in Novedrate, Italy, in September 2015. The 16 revised full papers together with 2 keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. They focus on the design, development, use, and application of games for purposes other than entertainment. As such they cover areas like cognition, psychology, technology-enhanced education, evaluation and assessment, multimedia and information technology, and feature new scientific approaches and results from experiments and real-life applications.

Serious Games Development and Applications

Serious Games Development and Applications

Author: Minhua Ma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642407901

Category: Computers

Page: 321

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications, SGDA 2013, held in Trondheim, Norway, in September 2013. The 32 papers (23 full papers, 9 short papers/posters and 2 invited keynotes) presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on games for health, games for education and training, games for other purposes, game design and theories, gaming interface, policy matters.

Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications

Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications

Author: Arnab, Sylvester

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466619043

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 370

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With advances in technologies and revolutions in patient, trainee, and public expectations, the global healthcare sector is increasingly turning to serious games to solve problems. Serious games are applications with serious purposes, developed using computer game technologies more often associated with entertainment. Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications will introduce the development and application of game technologies for health-related serious games. Further, it provides cutting-edge academic research and industry updates which will inform readers about the current and future advances in the area. Encapsulating the knowledge of commercial and noncommercial researchers, developers, and practitioners in a single volume will benefit not only the research and development community within this field, but could also serve public health interests by improving awareness and outcomes.

Instructional Techniques to Facilitate Learning and Motivation of Serious Games

Instructional Techniques to Facilitate Learning and Motivation of Serious Games

Author: Pieter Wouters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319392981

Category: Education

Page: 218

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The book introduces techniques to improve the effectiveness of serious games in relation to cognition and motivation. These techniques include ways to improve motivation, collaboration, reflection, and the integration of gameplay into various contexts. The contributing authors expand upon this broad range of techniques, show recent empirical research on each of these techniques that discuss their promise and effectiveness, then present general implications or guidelines that the techniques bring forth. They then suggest how serious games can be improved by implementing the respective technique into a particular game.