Not every game is just for fun – some games have a purpose. There are many terms to describe this growing field. Here are a few terms you may encounter:
Game-based Learning: Using games as the lesson or as part of the lesson
Serious games: Games designed for an outcome rather than purely for entertainment
Gamification: Adding game elements to a non-game context
Hedgehog Interactive makes games that 1) are fun to play and 2) teach something valuable.
A brief manifesto
People spent the first 10 to 15 years of their lives learning through games.
People are more productive, more creative, and more efficient with they enjoy their jobs.
Games break down barriers and help people do things they didn’t think they could do.
Cooperative games let competitive people win together. Teams need to win together.
Learning comes from failure, and games are safe places to fail.