English content Gamebrics website

Even though this website is written in the Dutch language, some of the content is available in English. Below, you find a promotional video and a paper about Gamebrics.

1. Promovideo

An version of the promovideo of the Gamebrics project is now available with English subtitles (see below).

This video was shown in the demo-session of the mLearn 2022 conference – see conference programme (PDF).

2. Position paper Gamebrics

Furthermore, a paper has been presented at the CSEDU conference (21-23 April 2023). Preprint link (PDF). Presentation slides (PDF).


Complex skills, such as analytical thinking, are essential in the rapidly changing society of the 21st century. An ongoing question is how to teach these complex skills in higher education. Serious games hold potential to stimulate the acquisition of analytical skills. Rubrics are proven feedback and evaluation instruments, but have never been directly integrated into the gameplay of serious games. This position paper discusses how the novel integration of analytical rubrics into serious games may fill this gap. We discuss our approach for this integration and illustrate it using an implementation of analytical rubrics into an existing scenario-based serious game. The discussed approach involves creating theory-informed rubrics, performing validated mappings of rubric elements to game activities and the formulation of appropriate reflective feedback. In addition, we outline the design and implementation of a player-facing dashboard to allow players to track their progress, in-game performance in terms of analytical skills and to receive reflective feedback. Finally, we provide a brief outlook to an ongoing evaluation study examining the effectiveness of the integration of rubrics into serious games.

Paper citation: Huurdeman, H., Hummel, H., Nadolski, R., van Lankveld, G., Georgiadis, K., van den Boomen, J., Kurvers, H., Neessen, P., Pat-El, R. and Slootmaker, A. Gamebrics: Integrating Analytical Rubrics into Serious Games to Teach Analytical Skills. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2023) – Volume 2, pages 403-409
ISBN: 978-989-758-641-5; ISSN: 2184-5026