“You might be a serious games researcher if….”

I thought I’d post something fun about how to figure out if you are a serious games researcher. Here goes… You might be a serious games researcher if… 1. You want to crawl under a rock when people hold up poorly designed studies of serious games and proclaim that ALL serious games work. 2. You…… Continue reading “You might be a serious games researcher if….”

“10 Tips for Finding a Developer to Make Your First Serious Game”

1. Work out your serious game idea and learning goals as much as possible before you approach a development team. If not, the developers will make the game that they are capable of making which may or may not be the game that fits the best with your goals. 2. Play AT LEAST two commercial…… Continue reading “10 Tips for Finding a Developer to Make Your First Serious Game”

Only 1 in 10 play the whole video game: Implications for serious game development

In the video game industry, an important measure of a game’s success is its sales. Of course the extent to which players of the game are engaged in it and give it positive reviews supports the sales of the game and its popularity. But if a million people buy a commercial game and only 100,000…… Continue reading Only 1 in 10 play the whole video game: Implications for serious game development

What Grand Theft Auto taught me about the importance of graphics in serious games

When I was growing up on Lookout Mountain in the great state of Tennessee, there was a tourist shop close to my house that sold items that were supposed to reflect the rural culture of the area. I particularly remember a ceramic┬átrivet you could hang on your wall that showed a country woman saying, “Good…… Continue reading What Grand Theft Auto taught me about the importance of graphics in serious games

10 Tips for Making a Successful Serious Game

1) Plan from the beginning to do research on your game. It makes everyone stay honest. Start with research on the target group and what they want. 2) Pick a game development team that is passionate about your project and has made serious games before and will listen to the target group. 3) Involve your…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Making a Successful Serious Game

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