Logical Thinking by Play Using the Example of the Game “Space Goats”

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7528)


The idea of “Serious Games” mainly describes games that generate overvalue.

According to James P. Gee’s learning theories, game worlds are some of the best learning environments imaginable as they encourage the utilization of the actively learned skills in other domains.

The game “Space Goats” is designed according to these principles. The graphical scripting interface it uses encourages logical thinking, while the “game characteristic” is retained. Thus, the player does not realize he is being taught.


Video Game Virtual World Logical Thinking Game Designer Script Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GamedesignMediadesign University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany

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