Differences between gamification, simulations, serious games and games

Fantastic post by Andrzej Marczewski that sumarises the games and gamification universe into easily digestible infographics. See it here.

With so many different ways to use games and gamification, working out how and when to use the different kinds can lead to confusion and a lot of wasted time and effort. Andrzej's flowcharts and graphics are a great way to help teachers, trainers and designers work through their thinking and cut to the chase of a product that is fit-for-purpose with a whole lot less angst.

For those wondering how the Vocational Training Materials Australia games fit into the picture, ours are Serious Games. Check out the charts that Andrzej has created and they will walk you through the thinking pathway of why they are serious games and not just entertainment.

Decision tree

 


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