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The Serious Games Institute - Coventry University

Coventry University’s Serious Games Institute (SGI) was set up at a time of step change in the consideration of games technologies, computer modelling simulations and the use of digital interactive media to support non-leisure-based activities. At a time of rapid changes in the uses of these relatively new technologies it is important to accompany forays into using these more socially-based technologies with timely research and development.

The Research and Development Group at the SGI provides leading edge applied research supporting of a wide range of serious gaming and virtual world technologies, spanning the three key areas of health, education, and environment. Research is focusing upon comparisons between traditional and game-based learning approaches, integration of artificial life technologies, modelling and visualization work, new uses for games technologies, and testing new multimodal interfaces.