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Design and Development of Training Games by Talib S. Hussain, Susan L. Coleman

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Chapter 4 Story for Learning and Gaming

Caroline Masse, Kelly Pounds, Eric Church, Robert E. Waters and Vance Souders

Abstract

When developing a learning game, how important is it to include the elements of story? How do you develop a story for learning games? Is it hard to do? Is it worth it? In this chapter, you will learn about the importance of using story in learning environments, more specifically serious games. We introduce approaches that you can use to embed story into games. We also introduce key issues and challenges designers face when trying to incorporate story into learning games and provide recommendations for overcoming them.

1 Introduction

We all tell stories. Man has used them for thousands of years as a way to share experiences, ...

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