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Northampton University launches master's degree in video gaming

The University of Northampton has launched a new master's degree in video gaming.

It focuses on a specific type of games - those used for things like training or education - rather than pure entertainment. The hope is it will help more people get employment in the industry

Examples range from a simple mobile fitness app for joggers through to a flight simulator to train airline pilots.

"The serious games industry is already very big and will continue to grow,"

"You only have to look at the number of serious games that are available on Google Play or iTunes' App Store, and it's clear they are not going to go away - they are becoming part of everyday life for many people."

– Dr Scott Turner, Associate Professor in Computing and Immersive Technologies