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Serious Games: An Overview
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report discusses some issues concerning serious games, that is, (digital) games used for purposes other than mere entertainment. The starting point is the serious games concept itself, and what the actually means. Further, serious games allow learners to experience situations that are impossible in the real world for reasons of safety, cost, time, etc., but they are also claimed to have positive impacts on the players’ development of a number of different skills. Subsequently, some possible positive (and negative) impacts of serious games are discussed. Further, some of the markets such games are used in are considered here, including, military games, government games, educational games, corporate games, and healthcare games. This report also identifies some (mainly academic) actors in the North American and the European serious games market. This report is part of the DISTRICT (Developing Industrial Strategies Through Innovative Cluster and Technologies) project: Serious Games Cluster and Business Network (SER3VG), which is part of the Interreg IIIC Programme.

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Skövde: Institutionen för kommunikation och information , 2007. , 28 p.
Series
IKI Technical Reports, HS- IKI -TR-07-001
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Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1279OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-1279DiVA: diva2:2416
Available from: 2008-06-17 Created: 2008-06-17 Last updated: 2010-03-25

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