Proposal for a Game Design Document model for creating educational games to teach computational thinking

  • Allan Kássio Beckman Soares da Cruz UFMA / UFPI
  • Carlos de Salles Soares Neto UFMA / UFPI
  • Mario Meireles Teixeira UFMA / UFPI
  • Pamela Torres Maia Beckman da Cruz University of Coimbra
  • Kleydson Beckman Barbosa UFMA
  • Claudiny Priscila Lopes Brito UFMA


This paper proposes a documentation model for game development to accelerate the growth of educational games that promote computational thinking. Computational thinking is an essential skill in today’s world and plays a fundamental role in developing creative solutions and tackling complex problems. Our proposal aims to provide a robust framework for developing educational games that integrate computational thinking concepts in a fun and engaging way. Using this model, we discuss the possibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of using educational games to provide students with a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience related to computational thinking.


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CRUZ, Allan Kássio Beckman Soares da; NETO, Carlos de Salles Soares; TEIXEIRA, Mario Meireles; CRUZ, Pamela Torres Maia Beckman da; BARBOSA, Kleydson Beckman; BRITO, Claudiny Priscila Lopes. Proposal for a Game Design Document model for creating educational games to teach computational thinking. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE INFORMÁTICA NA EDUCAÇÃO (SBIE), 34. , 2023, Passo Fundo/RS. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2023 . p. 1837-1849. DOI: