Papy Game is an initiative to gamify the process of learning software modeling.
While modeling is now validated as effective for solving complex problems
or developing complex systems, its widespread and systematic application has not yet lived up to
According to several studies, the complexity of the modeling languages
and tools and the lack of required skills in abstraction are part of the reasons of this situation.
For us, gamification could play an important role in order to lower the entry barrier of modeling and
Gamification is the exploitation of gaming mechanisms for serious purposes, like promoting behavioral
soliciting participation, and engagement in activities.
Papy Game is a gamified software modeling environment realized to design games for specific
The used modeling environment is Papyrus (standard UML
modeling tool of Eclipse).