Serious Game Classification

Plan it commander ! (Plan+It Commander) JANSSEN (Belgium), &ranj Serious Games and P. M. Kato Consulting (Netherlands), 2013  

Informations Analyses Discussion




Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting
  • Training
  • Storytelling


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 8-11
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

PLAN IT COMMANDER Children are able to play Plan-It Commander independently at home, in which they step into the shoes of a space explorer that is on a mission to save the world. The space explorer gets immediately immersed into a thrilling storyline in which he or she can earn different rewards. In the subgames that are placed within the overall storyline layers face several difficulties, matching the different elements of ADHD. In the ‘Space Club’ children are able to interact with other players. They can watch and rate each other's actions, are able to help others and ask for advice. The game is both appealing and accessible. This particularly applies to children with ADD, who get easily bored and encounter concentration problems.

The game impacted planning and organization behaviors in a randomized controlled trial.

Bul, K. C. M., Kato, P. M., Van der Oord, S., Danckaerts, M., Vreeke, L. J., Willems, A., van Oers, H. J. J., Van Den Heuvel, R., Birnie, D., Van Amelsvoort, T. A. M. J., Franken, I. H. A., & Maras, A. (2016). Behavioral Outcome Effects of Serious Gaming as an Adjunct to Treatment for Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(2), e26.

Bul, K. C., Doove, L. L., Franken, I. H., Oord, S. V. der, Kato, P. M., & Maras, A. (2018). A serious game for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Who benefits the most? PloS One, 13(3), e0193681.

Bul, K. C., Franken, I. H., Van der Oord, S., Kato, P. M., Danckaerts, M., Vreeke, L. J., Willems, A., Van Oers, H. J., Van den Heuvel, R., & Van Slagmaat, R. (2015). Development and user satisfaction of “Plan-It Commander,” a serious game for children with ADHD. Games for Health Journal, 4(6), 502–512.

Distribution : Commercial
Platform(s) : Macintosh - PC (Windows)