22 March 2006

What’s wrong with serious games? [CNET News]

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Serious games
Serious games usually have a message promoting education, science, health care or even the military. They’re meant to educate people by simulating real-world events and are often created with the best of intentions.

Problem is, education, science and health care aren’t exactly the stuff of exciting entertainment, let alone video games. While the military provides plenty of fodder for gamers, cosmologists like Carl Sagan or famous physicians like Jonas Salk aren’t exactly the stuff of the multiverse. So what to do about it?

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