Due to the absence of high-level authoring environments and support for non-technical domain experts to create custom serious games, a model-driven authoring framework is presented in this paper. Through model-driven authoring, non-technical people can manipulate the 3D visuals of their serious game, model the scenarios of the game, and even easily add non-linear narrative to the game. The different tools and methods have been implemented and are currently used to build a serious game for the Friendly ATTAC project in order to help youngsters who are confronted with cyberbullying. The presented model-driven authoring framework enables non-technical domain experts to produce serious games easily and quickly, at a lower cost, and therefore lowers the barriers that hinder the production of serious games.
Djaouti, D., Alvarez, J., Jessel, J.P.: Can gaming 2.0 help design serious games? a comparative study. In: SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2010)