Despite the connotation the word “game” implies, Serious Gaming has much more to do with competition and simulation than it does with fun and games.
This is because Serious Gaming blends gaming components into the learning process, to make it a more interactive and engaging experience.
For example, serious games based on video games make it possible to observe behaviour and influence participants’ attitudes. In the area of health and security for example they can help build awareness of the risks involved in any situation, therefore influencing motivation and ultimately behaviour.
There are also examples of financial simulations where "investors" manage projects in a virtual environment where the outcome of their decisions happens instantly, rather than over a period of days, months or even years. This makes it possible for them to see medium and long term effects of various scenarios.
The same approach applies to industrial environments, e.g. in control rooms.
Serious Gaming offers several advantages, including:
We highly recommend Serious Gaming as a learning tool, provided the context is appropriate, of course, that it fits into your “learning mix,” and that it furthers your business goals.
Our experts have used serious gaming in the past with simulations of industrial and financial environments.
Just contact us, we’ll be happy to discuss your project.