About Serious Games

Serious games (SGs) or persuasive games are computer and video games used as persuasion technology or educational technology. They can be similar to educational games, but are often intended for an audience outside of primary or secondary education. Serious games can be of any genre and many of them can be considered a kind of edutainment.

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Thursday, 20 September 2007

SimCity Societies & SimCity DS

One look at SimCity Societies immediately reveals that namesake or not, it takes the franchise in a whole new direction. For the cadre of loyal fans this comes as a substantial shock, and with good reason. After both critical and retail success with the established design, this departure raises numerous questions, beginning with a very basic "why?"

For the answer we went straight to the top and caught up with Rod Humble, vice president at Electronic Arts and head of the Sims Division. While he stops short of promising a "real" SimCity 5, the glimpse into the world of the Sims development teams he offers gives ample cause to be intrigued by both this project and those to come.

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