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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Friday, 12 December 2008

Nintendo has signed a deal with publisher HarperCollins to bring 100 literary classics to the Nintendo DS

The software will squeeze together work from some of the most celebrated writers in history – from Arthur Conan Doyle to Oscar Wilde to Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence and William Shakespeare – onto a single DS cartridge.

A total of 22 of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays will be included in the package - entitled 100 Classic Book Collection - featuring giants such as Macbeth, Hamlet and Othello (pictured).

As expected, users can turn through pages via the DS’s touchscreen. The software also allows users to adjust text size as well as place virtual bookmarks, eliminating the micro-panic of seeing one fall out from a physical book.

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