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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Monday, 26 May 2008

BBC's virtual island Adventure Rock

Adventure Rock is neither a television programme nor a radio show, but is a game aimed at 6-to-12-year-olds. Challenges are set each month and the virtual island incorporates “creative studios” where kids can create drawings, animations, music and so on.

Quietly launched a month ago - the BBC was keen to avoid a fanfare and risk bad publicity - Adventure Rock has been downloaded 55,000 times and is already notching up 2 million page views a month.

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