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The Resource Serious games : foundations, concepts and practice, Ralf Dörner, Stefan Göbel, Wolfgang Effelsberg, Josef Wiemeyer, editors, (electronic book)

Serious games : foundations, concepts and practice, Ralf Dörner, Stefan Göbel, Wolfgang Effelsberg, Josef Wiemeyer, editors, (electronic book)

Label
Serious games : foundations, concepts and practice
Title
Serious games
Title remainder
foundations, concepts and practice
Statement of responsibility
Ralf Dörner, Stefan Göbel, Wolfgang Effelsberg, Josef Wiemeyer, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of serious games, which differ considerably from computer games that are meant for pure entertainment. Undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines who want to learn about serious games are one target group of this book. Prospective developers of serious games are another, as they can use the book for self-study in order to learn about the distinctive features of serious game design and development. And ultimately, the book also addresses prospective users of serious game technologies by providing them with a solid basis for judging the advantages and limitations of serious games in different application areas such as game-based learning, training and simulation or games for health. To cater to this heterogeneous readership and wide range of interests, every effort was made to make the book flexible to use. All readers are expected to study Chapter 1, as it provides the necessary basics and terminology that will be used in all subsequent chapters. The eleven chapters that follow cover the creation of serious games (design, authoring processes and tools, content production), the runtime context of serious games (game engines, adaptation mechanisms, game balancing, game mastering, multi-player serious games), the effects of serious games and their evaluation (player experience, assessment techniques, performance indicators), and serious games in practice (economic aspects, cost-benefit analysis, serious game distribution). To familiarize the readers with best practice in this field, the final chapter presents more than 30 selected examples of serious games illustrating their characteristics and showcasing their practical use. Lecturers can select chapters in a sequence that is most suitable for their specific course or seminar. The book includes specific suggestions for courses such as ĺlIntroduction to Serious Gamesĺl, ĺlEntertainment Technologyĺl, ĺlSerious Game Designĺl, ĺlGame-based Learningĺl, and ĺlApplications of Serious Gamesĺl
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
794.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dörner, Ralf
  • Göbel, Stefan
  • Effelsberg, Wolfgang
  • Wiemeyer, Josef
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  • Computer games
  • Educational games
Label
Serious games : foundations, concepts and practice, Ralf Dörner, Stefan Göbel, Wolfgang Effelsberg, Josef Wiemeyer, editors, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR958069675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 421 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319406121
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-40612-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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unknown
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remote
Label
Serious games : foundations, concepts and practice, Ralf Dörner, Stefan Göbel, Wolfgang Effelsberg, Josef Wiemeyer, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SPR958069675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 421 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319406121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-40612-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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