Game and gamification design glossary

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

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Game design is an iterative development activity consisting of, for example, creation of game characteristics, rules, challenges, game world, story and goals.

Design document

The game design document (GDD) is a highly descriptive living design document of the design for the game. Game design document is created and edited by the development team and it is primarily used in the game industry to organize efforts within a development team.


A game designer is responsible of the game design process and s/he has important role when communicating with stakeholders, especially in the case of serious games. Game designer has the key role when designing the substance of the game and, for example, game mechanics.