Describing and Studying Domain-Specific Serious Games by Joke Torbeyns, Erno Lehtinen, Jan Elen

By Joke Torbeyns, Erno Lehtinen, Jan Elen

This publication describes learn results on domain-specific critical video games. the 1st a part of the booklet makes a speciality of the layout and significant features of tangible (mainly math-related) critical video games. the second one a part of the publication provides fresh empirical stories on those video games, exploring issues equivalent to the effectiveness of significant video games for studying and lengthening motivation and the impact of rookies’ domain-specific and online game talents. the mixing of great video games into the curriculum and next functionality and motivation results also are awarded.

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In these latter mini-games, the number of motor actions is less than in the more difficult mini-games. Hence, the element interactivity is much lower. Combining difficult, mediocre, and easy mini-games together results in sufficient fun and challenge without arousing frustration. Bridge of Death At the end of each stage, players have to cross the Bridge of Death (see Fig. 4). The Bridge consists of tiles. When on a tile, a multiple choice assignment is presented to the players (see Fig. 5) and after answering the question correct, the next safe tile will light up green.

Feedback. Motivating feedback appears visually and auditory when the player gives an answer. Nielsen (1995) formulated principles for user interface design, one of which stated that the game should always keep the player informed about what is going on through appropriate feedback. Visual feedback is provided by a blue bar in the middle of the screen indicating the progress of the child in this level (Fig. 4). By adding this bar, children can see how many trials they already completed and how many trials they still need to do.

In the NNG, this means that (a) the external representation provided by the game, (b) the game mechanism, and (c) the feedback given to the player are all directly related to strengthening the network connections within the system of natural numbers.

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