What serious game studios want from ICT research: identifying developers’ needs

Saveski, Grigorij Ljubin, Westera, W., Yuan, Li, Hollins, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-1739-9882, Manjon, B.F., Ger, P.M. and Stefanov, K. (2015) What serious game studios want from ICT research: identifying developers’ needs. In: De Gloria, A. and Veltkamps, R., (eds.) Games and Learning Alliance. GALA 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9599 . Springer Verlag, pp. 32-41. ISBN 978-3-319-40216-1

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Although many scholars recognise the great potential of games for teaching and learning, the EU-based industry for such “serious” games” is highly fragmented and its growth figures remain well behind those of the leisure game market. Serious gaming has been designated as a priority area by the European Commission in its Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The RAGE project, which is funded as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme, is a technology-driven research and innovation project that will make available a series of self-contained gaming software modules that support game studios in the development of serious games. As game studios are a critical factor in the uptake of serious games, the RAGE projects will base its work on their views and needs as to achieve maximum impact. This paper presents the results of a survey among European game studios about their development related needs and expectations. The survey is aimed at identifying a baseline reference for successfully supporting game studios with advanced ICTs for serious games.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This study is part of the RAGE project. The RAGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644187.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serious game, game industry, technology, game engine, interoperability, innovation, RAGE
Divisions: School of Creative Technologies > Games Computing and software engineering
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 09:00
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 09:17
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-40216-1_4
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1203

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