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Hypermedia Narrative as a Tool for Serious Games

  • Andrés Adolfo Navarro-NewballEmail author
  • Borja Barinaga López
  • Isidro Moreno Sánchez
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_202-1



Hypermedia refers to interactive multimedia in a nonlinear medium. It may include video, plain text, audio, graphics, and animation brought together using hyperlinks (links referring to data). A narrative is a story or report connecting events. It may include characters, time (duration and frequency), and a space where characters develop and perform actions. Hypermedia narrative is a tool to develop ideas, documents, and multimedia using digital tools.

A game is an activity with specific rules related to a physical or mental feeling of evasion of reality and enjoyment performed by one or several players who freely participate to solve a challenge. A video game is an interactive computer-based game using a user interface to provide feedback, which includes automatic processes and actions and hidden rules occurring in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés Adolfo Navarro-Newball
    • 1
    Email author
  • Borja Barinaga López
    • 2
  • Isidro Moreno Sánchez
    • 3
  1. 1.Electronics and Computer SciencePontificia Universidad JaverianaCaliColombia
  2. 2.Universidad Francisco de Vitoria de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Universidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain