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  9-10 October, Berlin, Germany
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The 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning
Hosted by Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI)

University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin

Berlin, Germany
9-10 October 2014


FKI at HTW Berlin

Thomas Connolly

Michael Heine

Carsten Busch

Maximillian Schenk





Winners at ECGBL 2014 Berlin, Germany



Best PhD Paper

Best Masters Paper

Best Poster




Name: Antti Koivisto

Paper: Mobile Rehabilitation Games – User Experience Study

Institution: Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Name: Keith Burke

Paper: Teaching Death Concepts to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities using Computer Games

Institution: Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland

Poster name: HistoryLand: A Serious Game for History Learning in Primary Education

Name: Tegos Stergios

Institute: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece





Game competition winners at ECGBL 2014 Berlin, Germany

Overall Game 1st Prize & Category winner

Overall Game 2nd Prize & Category winner

Overall Game 3rd Prize & Category Winner

App-based Game Winner

Installed on a computer Game Winner

Web-based Game Winner








Name: Tino Holthausen,

Catagory: Multi-platform Game

Game Name: Meister Cody - Talasia Learning Math: For kids in primary school

Institute: Kaasa Health, Germany

Name: Rob Parker and Richard Kroon

Catagory: Web-Based Game

Game Name: Reading Game: Encouraging learners to become question-makers rather than question takers

Institute: Macquarie University, Australia

Name: Alexander Pfeiffer and Thomas Wernbacher (Pictured)

Catagory: Non-Digital

Game Name: Grattle: A serious board game about renewable energies

Institute: Danube University Krems, Austria

Name: Wallis Catriona

Game Name: Eli Flying Explorer

Institute: Colto, Italy


Game Name: CMX: An MMORPG for learning computer programming

Name: Malliarakis Christos

Institute: University of Macedonia, Greece

Game Name: SQL Island:  An Adventure Game to Learn the Database Language SQL

Name: Schildgen Johannes

Institute: University of Technology, Kaiserslautern, Germany


Best of ECGBL 2014 Berlin, Germany click the icons below to view

Photo Gallery

Abstract Booklet






Author photos


2014 Abstract booklet




(Coming soon)






ECGBL Conference Director:

Professor Thomas Connolly, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Conference Chair:

Professor Dr. Michael Heine, University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany

Programme Chair:

Professor Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch, University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany

Keynote speaker:

Michael Casdorph, Georgia Regents University Augusta, USA


“Edutainment: A 5-Year Case Study of Mobile, Gaming, and Simulation at Georgia Regents University


Dr. Maximillian Schenk, Managing Director of BIU, Germany


“The Evolution of Media: Campfire, Book, Film, Game”


Professor Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch, University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany


“The Evolution of Didactics: Dialogue, Monologue, Play”


We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany and the assistance provided by the Conference Chair, Programme chair and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference. A special thanks goes out to all those who entered the games competition. Your participation has enhanced the value of this conference to all those who attened.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.


We trust that that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback





Conference Sponsors



Michael Heine

Conference Chair


Carsten Busch

Programme Chair.,







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Conference Status

The conference is now closed. ECGBL 2015 Steinkjer, Norway was launched at the close of ECGBL 2014 in Berlin, Germany.


This blogroll links to blogs on games based learning.

Publication opportunity

Papers presented at the conference are published in the conference proceedings. Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (ISSN 1479-4403)


Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for revision and publication by the following journals:




Conference and Journal Accreditations




ECGBL conference proceedings are:

§           listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index)

§           indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

§           listed in the EBSCO database

§           indexed by Google Books

§           indexed by Google Scholar

Conference publications are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.





The Electronic Journal of e-Learning is:

§           rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists

§           rated level 1 in the Norwegian register of scientific journals and publishers

§           listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities

§           listed in the Open Access Journals database

§           listed in the EBSCO database of electronic journals

§           indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

§           Listed in the ProQuest database

§           Included in Scopus



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Who was there?

We have received several requests to make available the author pictures that were posted up at the Conference Registration desk. We hope this (along with the participant list in your conference pack) will help facilitate your personal networking efforts.

Author photos

And the winners for best poster are:

The winner for Best Poster

The winner for Best PhD Paper


 siLang: Culturally Oriented Language Skill Development in line with Workplace Needs 

Rene Alimisi with Hariklia Tsalapata, Olivier Heidmann and Elias Houstis, University of Thessaly, Gree


Training Flexible and Adaptive Arithmetic Problem Solving Skills through Exploration with Numbers: The Development of NumberNavigation Game

Boglárka Brezovszky with Erno Lehtinen, Jake McMullen, Gabriela Rodriguez and Koen Veermans, University of Turku, Finland



Winner for Best Game

2nd Place

3rd Place

Highly commended

Mystery of Taiga River: Scientific Investigation Game 


Sasha Barab and Anna Arici, Arizona State University, USA


ChemNerd - a gamified learning process in chemistry.


Jakob Thomas Holm, Sterskov Efterskole, Denmark


Lipa Eggs and a new approach to Early Years Education Apps


Ian Hook and Roman Hodek, Lipa Learning, Czech Republic


The White Card Game playing your way to competency

O'Rourke Mark, Victoria University, Australia   




Ludwig: a physics adventure

Wernbacher Thomas and Alexander Pfeiffer, Danube University Krems, Austria, Jorg Hofstotter, Ovos media, Austria

Photo Gallery
Click on the image to see the Picasa gallery of pictures taken during the conference and conference dinner.



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