Serious games

From Media Technology and Culture Change

Serious Games are games which intend to impart a meaningful social or educational impact on their participant through interactive play. These games are most commonly played digitally: on a computer or video game interface. Serious Games exist in all different genres. Commonly these games are centered around political, military, or marketing forums. A popular technique of Serious Games is to provide a simulation of an actual set of events, which then help the player become enlightened through the sense of participation within an environment. Serious Games are on the rise and will likely move more towards the mainstream as video and computer games are recognized more universally as powerful educational tools because of their ability to motivate action and stimulate learning through interactivity.


Examples of Serious Games