Game Design in the Design Thinking Process For a Video Game Development Model to Support Tourism


This article discusses the influence of video games on the tourism industry. Video games have become a popular and rapidly growing form of entertainment worldwide. This article reveals how video games can promote tourism through immersive virtual experiences, explore fictional worlds with stunning landscapes, and showcase the culture and historical heritage of various regions different. Dubois and Gibbs proposed the theory that video games can influence tourists’ motivation to visit video gamerelated tourist attractions. Although video games have the potential to boost tourism, research shows that their effectiveness is still lower than that of cinema or print media. However, the development of video games with tourism themes offers opportunities for game developers and the tourism industry. By combining advanced technology and creativity, video games can provide educational experiences, promote tourist destinations, and create new value for players. The author offers a new framework that integrates design thinking with game design as a more effective approach in developing video games that support tourism.

Keywords: video game, tourism, game design, design thinking

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