Non-Degree / Dates: 8-12 January 2024

The Digital Learning Games international master curriculum is providing a one­-week course in designing serious games.

Explore the world of serious games in our one-week course on “Serious Games and Gamification Design”. Serious games aren’t just for fun; they’re games with a purpose. They can help in areas like education, health care, and politics.

In this course, you’ll learn how to create games that do more than entertain. You’ll work with students from all over to design games that tackle real-world problems. And the best part? You don’t need to know any programming.

What we’ll cover:

  • What are serious games and gamification?
  • Looking at games that teach or solve problems. Looking at gamified ideas that solve real life problems.
  • How to plan and make a game or gamified systems.
  • Coming up with game/ gamified ideas and setting goals.
  • The basics of how games work: challenges, actions, and rules.
  • Creating the world of the game, its characters, and its story.
  • Tools to help you make games, including Twine and Gdevelop.

The course is taught in English, so everyone can join in and learn together.

Why this course?

  • Our program offers a unique blend of game mechanics, real-world applications, and purpose-driven design. This ensures that students don’t just learn to create games but games that have a meaningful impact, addressing challenges in sectors like education, health care, and beyond.

  • You will be able to practice in an interdisciplinary environment.

  • Our course utilizes intuitive tools like Twine and Gdevelop, allowing every participants to bring their game ideas to life without coding.


Nail Türkoğlu, MSc
Digital Learning Games, Tallinn University

With a background in English Language Teaching, Nail Türkoğlu specializes in integrating game-based learning into educational settings and excels in the use of instructional tools to enhance learning environments. Apart from his studies, he attended many GameJam events.


Classes take place from Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00.


The course is for teachers, educational technologists, designers, developers, story writers, graphical designers, and others interested in designing serious games or gamified solutions. Our goal is to form heterogeneous teams of students with different backgrounds. The Limit is 10.

Course fee

  • #
  • Student Discount
  • Non-student
  • Early-bird fee (until November 30)
  • 250€
  • 325€
  • Regular fee
  • 300€
  • 375€

Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.

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