Serious game and business glossary

Here you find some of the keywords concerning serious games, gamification and business.

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In the case of computer systems, platform can mean different things like, for example, hardware platform or software platform. Have a look at Hardware platform and Software platform.


An intrinsically motivated human activity without explicit rules.

Playful application

An application that consists of play or fun.

Playful learning

Using play activities to immerse ourselves and learn.


A game producer is the person in charge of overseeing and funding development of a game.


A game prototype represents the game core game mechanics on an abstract level, and the rule system of the game without narrative, audio and visual overlays with digitized interfaces. Prototypes are used as a qualitative and iterative tool at different levels of development in various design fields.


An organisation or individual publising the product or service that have been developed either internally or together with developer.