Chapter 8

Managing the Process

Jim Kiggens

CEO, Course Games


  • What are the processes required to produce an educational game?
  • Do you have any tips for a first-time producer or person who manages a game, gamification, or simulation project?


This chapter highlights the processes and techniques that have been used to successfully manage a large-scale game development project. Many of the same tools, techniques, and approaches can be used to manage a game, gamification, or simulation project. For this chapter, we are going to use one my company helped develop called Survival Master®; it’s our latest educational game research product.

Survival Master® is a long-form educational video game (eleven game levels) that encompasses ...

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