How does the game influence learning?
A game motivates
A game engages the participants into learning by increasing motivation. It works as an extrinsic motivator, which can spark an interest in the subject matter. Positive learning experiences strengthen the learner's self-efficacy and faith in his or her own abilities.
A game activates
A game's best quality in terms of the learning process is that it activates the learners. You can't succeed in a game if you don't do anything; you only win (learn) by actively participating in the game.
A game directs learning
A game's objective, story and rules direct the players' actions. Within this framework, they have the freedom to decide where the game takes them. At the same time, they're taking responsibility for their own learning.
A game embraces creativity
Different kinds of tasks challenge to show your know-how. Tasks can require searching new information, creative problem-solving, or using your imagination.