What are serious games?

Serious games are designed for a purpose beyond pure entertainment and they are used in diverse professional contexts such as training, assessment, recruitment, knowledge management, education, innovation and scientific research.

These games use the motivation parts of game design (collaboration, curiosity, competition, individual challenge) and game media, as well as board games through physical representation or video games, and avatars and 3D immersion. The aim of serious gaming is to motivate participants additionally to engage in dull or complex tasks.