From edutainment to serious games: A change in the use of game characteristics
Serious games use instructional and video game elements for nonentertainment purposes. Serious games attempt to create instructionally sound and relevant learning experiences for a wide variety of audiences and industries. The author contends that for serious games to be effective, instructional designers and video game designers need to understand how the game characteristics, competition and goals, rules, challenges, choices, and fantasy, used in both edutainment and serious games, can influence motivation and facilitate learning. © The Author(s) 2010.
Games and Culture
Charsky, Dennis, "From edutainment to serious games: A change in the use of game characteristics" (2010). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 1485.