What are "games with a purpose"?
- Games with purpose do more than just entertain
- They can also be games that challenge you and make you think
How are they used?
- These games are used to help you learn and can also be used to teach you how to do certain things
- Some examples of games that teach you are game that focus on health, literacy, math, science, social impact skills etc.
Who is the audience?
- The audience could be children and teens playing the games and people who purchase the games.
An example of a game that focuses on health is called "the Walk"
- the walk is an adaptive fitness app that helps to establish long-term fitness habits
- the game begins with a terrorist attack and you have to escape the city and walk the length of the country
- the app tracks your steps, how long, you've walked for, and rewards you with the adventure to keep moving
An example of a game that focuses on math skills is called "Untrusted"
- It challenges you to escape from a series of increasingly cryptic puzzle rooms by editing the code that runs the game
- it contains open-ended designs ending in tons of creative results.