What is a Serious Game?

The definition of a “serious game” varies among different communities and different parts of the world, but a qualifying SGS&C serious game must meet all of the criteria below:

  • Have clearly defined, measurable learning objectives;
  • Provide players with a clearly identified challenge/problem;
  • Make use of game play dynamics and/or gaming technology; and
  • Provide players with positive/negative feedback with respect to progress toward the game’s challenge and achievement of learning objectives.

Want to learn more about what makes a great serious game?

Check out the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) Showcase of Past Finalists and Winners.