„Must Read“

Hier finden Sie die eine Sammlung der relevantesten wissenschaftlichen Studien, die für einen ersten Einstieg in die Thematik hilfreich sind


  • Burke, B. Gamify – How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things. New York: Routledge. 2014
  • Deterding S, Dixon D, Khaled R, Nacke L. From game design elements to gamefulness: defining gamification. In: Proceedings of the 15th international academic MindTrek conference: Envisioning future media environments. Tampere: ACM; 2011. S. 9–15.
  • Johnson D, Jones C, Scholes L, Carras MC. Videogames and wellbeing: A comprehensive review. Melbourne: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre; 2013.Ryan RM, Rigby CS, Przybylski A. The motivational pull of video games: A self-determination theory approach. Motivation and emotion. 2006;30(4):344–60. 
  • Sailer M, Homner L. The Gamification of Learning: a Meta-analysis. Educ Psychol Rev. 2019;
  • Sailer M, Hense JU, Mayr SK, Mandl H. How gamification motivates: An experimental study of the effects of specific game design elements on psychological need satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior. 2017;69(Supplement C):371–80.

Serious Games

  • Baranowski T, Buday R, Thompson D, Baranowski J. Playing for Real: Video Games and Stories for Health-Related Behavior Change. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2008;34(1):74–82.
  • Breuer JS, Bente G. Why so serious? On the relation of serious games and learning. Eludamos Journal for Computer Game Culture. 2010;4(1):7.
  • Connolly TM, Boyle EA, MacArthur E, Hainey T, Boyle JM. A systematic literature review of empirical evidence on computer games and serious games. Computers & Education. 2012;59(2):661–86.
  • Lampert C, Schwinge C, Tolks D. Der gespielte Ernst des Lebens: Bestandsaufnahme und Potenziale von Serious Games (for Health). Medienpädagogik. 2009;15/16:16.
  • Tolks D, Lampert C, Dadaczynski K, Maslon E, Paulus P, Sailer M. Spielerische Ansätze in Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung: Serious Games und Gamification. Bundesgesundheitsblatt – Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz. 2020