A Serious Game is a (video)game with a different goal than pure entertainment. In our case this goal is research and/or education. A game greatly enhances the user’s immersion, thus increasing their involvement with the subject. Technologies used in the gaming industry are very well suited for displaying various kinds of stimuli.
In the Negotiation Simulation participants can experience a virtual negotiation by having a text-based conversation with a virtual avatar that is capable of showing emotions and dynamic reactions.
Using the buffettask participants are able to assemble a virtual lunch from a wide selection of products, to be used as a measurement in different experimental settings.
The Eatwell serious game is currently in development at Instrumentation Engineering.