Towards an Iterative Design for Serious Games

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Title: Towards an Iterative Design for Serious Games
Authors: Viudes-Carbonell, Sergio J. | Gallego-Durán, Francisco J. | Llorens Largo, Faraón | Molina-Carmona, Rafael
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Tecnologías Inteligentes para el Aprendizaje (Smart Learning)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencia de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial
Keywords: Serious games | Education | Game design | Games | Iterative methodologies
Knowledge Area: Ciencia de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Viudes-Carbonell SJ, Gallego-Durán FJ, Llorens-Largo F, Molina-Carmona R. Towards an Iterative Design for Serious Games. Sustainability. 2021; 13(6):3290.
Abstract: The design and development of Serious Games is a complex task, including a considerable risk of failure. Many attempts end up in non-fun, non-engaging games that fail to meet the purpose of improving education. Many different proposals have been published in the form of design frameworks, with the aim of helping practitioners succeed. Although these frameworks define and explain relevant concepts and guidelines, there is lack of focus in iterative methodologies. These methodologies have proven valuable in other areas on engineering and are also used by commercial game designers. This work proposes the introduction of iterative design for Serious Games and presents an early stage methodology, along with an example of the core mechanic of a game and a prototype for learning the concept of slope of a line.
Sponsor: This research has been internally funded by the Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Transferencia de Conocimiento from the University of Alicante, project GRE20-17-C.
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su13063290
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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