Editorial

  • Alessandro De Gloria University of Genoa

Abstract

The second issue of the second volume of IJSG presents papers covering a variety of serious games R&D aspects, from significant user studies to a health application, from an analysis of game-based learning to a description of an interesting system architecture. What I would like to stress is the effort made by several authors – in this one and in previous issues as well – of critically analyzing the values and the features of serious games, in order to pass from the hype of the proclamations – which not always made good to our field - to the rigor and concreteness of science and technology.

References

[1] Westera, W., Games are motivating, aren´t they? Disputing the arguments for digital game-based learning, The International Journal of Serious Games, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, April 2015. DOI: 10.17083/ijsg.v2i2.58
[2] Casale M.B., Mittal A., Whalen C., Stahmer A., Quiocho J., Vejnoska S.F., One Size Does Not Fit All: A Smarter Way to Develop Computer Assisted Interventions for Children with ASD, The International Journal of Serious Games, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, April 2015. DOI: 10.17083/ijsg.v2i2.63
[3] Soekarjo M., van Oostendorp H., Measuring Effectiveness of Persuasive Games. Using an Informative Control Condition, The International Journal of Serious Games, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, April 2015. DOI: 10.17083/ijsg.v2i2.74
[4] García Carbajal S., Fabio Polimeni F., Múgica J. L., 3An Emotional Engine for Behavior Simulators, The International Journal of Serious Games, Vol. 2, Nr. 2, April 2015. DOI: 10.17083/ijsg.v2i2.76
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Published
2015-06-17
How to Cite
De Gloria, A. (2015). Editorial. International Journal of Serious Games, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.17083/ijsg.v2i2.91
Section
Editorial

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