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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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Video game teaches medics how to treat blast victims

Doctors are to be trained on a video game that simulates the effects of a city centre explosion, to help them decide how best to treat casualties.

In the game a major explosion has left people injured around the imaginary city's streets. Doctors have to navigate to the bodies and assess patients' treatment priority based on breathing, circulation and pulse rates.

The "serious game" has been developed for medical education charity Advanced Life Saving Group, which runs courses for NHS hospital staff and other medical professionals. The Manchester-based charity plans to use it at a training seminar for the first time next month.

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