Serious Games
IMGD 404X - C Term 2011

Student Analyses of Playable Serious Games

The analyses below were produced by students in the course, either individually or in pairs, during the 7-week term and discussed in class. The analyses are written roughly following Brian Winn's Design/Play/Experience framework.


  • Conspiracy Code (American history)
  • The Adventures of Josie True (STEM for girls)
  • Mission U.S. (U.S. history)


  • At-Risk (teacher training)
  • Get Security (HP small business IT security)
  • Tactical Language and Culture: French (Sahel Africa French)
  • Fully Involved (fire training)


  • Elude (depression)
  • Fat World (nutrition)
  • Monumental (exercise)

    Political/Social Issues

  • Poverty Is Not A Game (poverty awareness)
  • I Can End Deportation (immigration policy)
  • What It Is (sexual violence)


  • Dealertown Ford (vehicle financing)
  • You vs. D. Rose (basketball shoes)
  • BMW M3 Challenge (racing game)

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