Design of Serious Games

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The Institute of Informatics of Tallinn University and Network of Serious Games (SEGAN) together with Tiger Leap Foundation and iTec Project are providing a one-week course in designing and developing serious games.

Serious games are games that are designed for a serious purpose and not only for entertainment (defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, religion, politics, etc). SEGAN is a network whose goal is to promote the development and use of serious games. iTec is a project whose goal is to develop engaging learning scenarios. During this course we will introduce the iTec scenario: "Students Designing Educational Games".

The objective of the course is to go through all activities needed for the development of the serious games from selecting the idea and binding it with learning goals to the development of the game prototype in the environment that does not require programming skills.

General overview of the course:
Monday – Introductory lectures for game based learning and serious games
Tuesday – Thursday – Workshop of designing and developing serious games. Participants in small groups design and develop serious games from idea to prototype.
Friday – International conference (open to wider audience) where European experts present novel topics from the field of serious games.

The language of the course is English.

Course Programme


The course is mainly aimed for teachers who are interested in designing serious games, but also to all who are interested in fundamentals of game development.

Course fee

150 EUR (SEGAN will cover 50 EUR, final fee 100 EUR)
For students 100 EUR (SEGAN will cover 50 EUR, final fee 50 EUR)

NB! SEGAN project will cover the accommodation cost for one place in a double room in hotel City Portus for the 10 first international participants who have registered and paid the course fee.


Information about course content:
Martin Sillaots |

Registration, practicalities:
Birgit Kirsimägi |


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