GD1140 - Serious Games Theory

Inspiring young minds to learn, exploring the depths of the ocean and outer space, saving lives, increasing personal wellness: these are examples of areas where games go beyond pure entertainment and expand into education and training for people of all ages and roles in society. Students will explore the history, key designers, industry, and career opportunities of serious games. Various types and categories of serious games will be analyzed and discussed. Games for education, vocational training, simulation, health, and wellness, as well as art games, will be explored in more depth.

This course is offered in the following programs:
Video Game Art & Design