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The Applied Bullshit Detector checks validity and effectiveness of any available applied game. Although conceived as a satirical joke, its ambition has grown´serious´ as it now aims to expand knowledge on clinical studies within the field of serious games. It also assists academics and developers in designing an optimal randomized controlled trial.

This project was presented at the Games for Health 2015 conference.



  • Extensive, up-to-date, database containing all commercially released serious and applied games, each critically evaluated to determine effectiveness.
  • Easy-to-navigate database on research by topic, using and containing all published trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
  • The RCTool: A tool that, by using (input) variables, suggests an optimal trial design for a randomized controlled trial.