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Game master

The profession appears before 2020
Specialist in developing and organizing educational games (business, history, science fiction, etc.) and game support with the use of simulators. The educational potential of games has been studied in developed countries since the 2000’s (in 2001, MIT and Microsoft launched the joint project Games-to-Teach), while lately, gamification (application of game mechanics in non-game processes) has become a noticeable trend. In 2013, the educational portal Coursera published the course Computer Games and Education, and the University of New York even offers a master’s programme for game masters. In Russia, the development of educational games is promoted by the Russian Association for Games in Education.

Professional skills and abilities