Types of Computer Games

Computer games attempt to encapsulate these concepts into one of three general types: simulation, educational, and creative thinking/problem solving. Simulation games present a scenario which is either immediately or remotely related to the language learner's everyday activities and experiences. The second language learner is placed in the role of making vital decisions based on information given in the program. These decisions influence the outcome of the game. Educational games often present information or drill students, but attempt to combine the study of something less attractive with the motivation for playing a game. Creative thinking/problem solving games are often more complex, offering players/learners situations that favor development, drill, application, practice of a concept, exercise of creativity, or problem solving (Robert Price).