1984 - Educational Adventure Games.

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Educational Adventure Games. Williams, Fred D..


An adventure game is a role-playing game that usually, but not always, has some fantasy aspect. The role-playing aspect is the key element because players become personally involved when they assume a role, and defeat becomes personal and less acceptable than in other types of games. Computer-based role-playing games are extremely popular because they respond--often humorously--to input commands, and are visually vivid, regardless of their textual emphasis. The educational value of computer assisted instruction programs would be enhanced if the same active involvement could be utilized. Adventure games can be categorized into types which are exploitable in education, including the classical cave adventure that may involve a map; the puzzle type in which one must solve a problem in order to win; and a combination of map and puzzle type games. The games involve an interactive process in which the student is required to take control and make decisions. Using an adventure format to accomplish an educational goal is an effective approach that provides motivation and opportunities for role-playing, facing obstacles and challenges, and active learning. (LMM)


Identifier / keyword Practitioners, Adventure Games, Computer Games
Target audience Practitioners
Supplemental data Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the No
Title Educational Adventure Games.
Author Williams, Fred D.
Pages 12
Number of pages 12
Publication year 1984
Year 1984
Source type Other Sources
Language of publication English
Document type 120 Opinion Papers, 150 Speeches/meeting Papers, 141 Reports - Descriptive
Availability Level 1 - Available online, if indexed January 1993 onward
Subfile ERIC, Resources in Education (RIE)
Accession number ED255193
ProQuest document ID 63371069
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