Developing Games for Health Behavior Change: Getting Started

Tom Baranowski, Richard Buday, Debbe Thompson, Elizabeth J. Lyons, Amy Shirong Lu, Janice Baranowski

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Many investigators are considering developing videogames for health (video-G4Hs) but have questions about how to get started. This report provides guidance for investigators considering a G4H as a behavioral intervention procedure from a team of experienced G4H developers. Thirteen commonly asked questions are answered, including defining a G4H, considerations in developing a team, considerations in G4H design, and anticipating unintended consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalGames for Health Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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