Game and gamification design glossary

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

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Educational game

A subgroup of serious games, mainly targeted to formal educational sector from elementary schools to higher education, vocatioanal training, and collaborative workplace training.


A game engine is a software framework designed for the creation and development of video games. Developers use them to create games for consoles, mobile devices, personal computers and web. Game engine brings game content to life.

Entertainment game

A game that is designed to give pleasure to the player while the player is actively involved in game activities.