Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games

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Immersive Virtual Reality Serious Games

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_182-1



Virtual Reality

A model of reality with which users can interact using senses such as sight, sound, or touch.

Immersive Virtual Reality

A type of virtual reality in which the user’s complete view is surrounded by the synthetic environment, as if they had stepped inside the virtual world. It is usually distinguished by the high level of immersion and interactivity offered.


The abbreviation of Cave Automatic Virtual Environment, which is a virtual environment consisting of cube-shaped projection screens on the walls, floors, and ceilings surrounding the user.

Video Game

A game that is played by interacting with images in electronic form generated on a device such as computer monitor or TV screen.

Serious Game

A video game with a purpose beyond entertainment such as teaching users a new skill or training users to improve their existing skills on a subject.


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