Global Conflicts: Palestine Can a conflict be played? 20. September 2006, Malm ö CEO Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen email@example.com Serious Games Interactive Agenda What is a serious game? What is Global Conflicts: Palestine? What do other people think? What is a serious game?
20. September 2006, Malmö
CEO Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen
Serious Games Interactive
What is a serious game?
What is Global Conflicts: Palestine?
What do other people think?
Definition serious games
In principal, any game
Games with an agenda
Not only entertaining
Problems with edutainment
Little intrinsic motivation: Extrinsic motivation through rewards, rather than intrinsic motivation.
No integrated learning experience: Lacks integration of the learning experience with playing experience - learning subordinated play experience.
Drill-and-practice learning principles: Rely on drill-and-practice rather than understanding – training above learning.
No teacher presence: No demands on teachers or parents.
Simple gameplay: Built on a simple gameplay from classic titles.
Small budgets: Produced on limited budgets with limited technology.
Edutainment lacks balance
Most of what goes under the name "edutainment" reminds me of George Bernard Shaw's response to a famous beauty who speculated on the marvelous child they could have together: "With your brains and my looks ..." He retorted, "But what if the child had my looks and your brains?"
(Papert, 1998: 88)
Create the world’s best computer games with an agenda beyond entertainment
Looking across boundaries
Our blue ocean
Solution: Our blue ocean...
Our value innovation
(our serious games)
Global Conflict :
Feel and understand the tense atmosphere and problems in Palestine
You as freelance journalist will draft a way out of the conflict
The ocean is blue and the tail is long..
“I learned more history in one day than the last 6 months”
Student, 16 years
Get the best article
Gain their trust
Get their story
Dig out best quotes
Put together article
Highest journalist level
What problems did we try to solve
Don’t take our word for it...
“Global Conflicts: Palestine is a fun and different way to receive learning” (Female student, 18 years)
“You had a greater desire to learn about the topic from Global Conflicts: Palestine” (Male student, 16 years)
"Our clear understanding that the approach behind Global Conflicts: Palestine live up to all demands for seriousness" (DK United Nations Association)
"Games are widely used as educational tools, not just for pilots, soldiers and surgeons, but also in schools and businesses” (The Economist)
Students want more...
Sample: 51 Danish High school low-middle class students after a one-week course