Videojuegos para el cambio social

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Videogames for Social Change Felipe Lara


Videogames are a powerful way to engage millions of players worldwide. This article analyzes what makes videogames such an engaging medium and a powerful tool for education and social change. We present many examples of videogames that have been used to educate and to promote social change, although their potential is higher. Applying some characteristics of videogames to the design of educational materials, and using existing serious games to support current curricula could be a good starting point to take  advantage of the still untapped potential of videogames for education and social change.

Keywords: videogames, games for change, games and education, serious games, game design