In 2018, we published a review of 49 serious games for learning how to program:
- Michael A. Miljanovic, Jeremy S. Bradbury. “A Review of Serious Games for Programming,” Proc. of the 4th Joint Conference on Serious Games (JCSG 2018), pages 204-216, Darmstadt, Germany, Nov. 7-8, 2018.
For each game we assessed the programming content of the game using the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula: Computer Science Curricula 2013. We also assessed how each game was evaluated both in terms of the research methods used (e.g., surveys, formal interviews, skill tests, etc.) and the research questions asked:
- Did the users have positive feelings about the game?
- Was the game accessible?
- Were the users engaged while playing the game?
- Was there a learning effect from playing the game?