Serious Games Clark C. Abt - 1987

Serious Games

Serious Games

Author(s) : Clark C. Abt
Editor : University Press of America
Publication date : 03-01-1987
Language : english English

A new edition of the book that founded the "Serious Games" current. Clark Abt, an American researcher who studied computer simulation games for military training during the Cold War, highlights the potential of games for "serious" applications, such as education. Alongside with definition and studies, this book features a lot of games examples used for learning purposes (both inside or outside schools) on various supports: board games, card games, outside games, computer games, etc. A book that any researcher and designer of Serious Games should read, because Abt's approach on the topic is very clear and truly visionary, thus still a potential source of inspiration today.
This second edition only adds a new foreword to the old content, where the author tells us what happened to the creators of the serious games presented in the book, alongside with an explanation of how "Serious Games" evolved in the USA between 1969 and 1986.



Keywords : serious game, clark abt, definition, example, history