Serious game and business glossary

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

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Serious game

A game designed for any purpose rather than entertainment. The line between serious game and entertainment game is thin because many entertainment games can be used for non-entertainment purposes which in a sense makes those suitable for serious gaming. Some entertainment games are published as serious editions like, for example, business edition, educational edition etc.


An environment that is close to real life and designed for skill transfer to the real world.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

A software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted.

Software platform

A software environment that is used to write applications and run them.