At the Duesseldorf University students of Information Science and Language Technology encounter a module called Die Legende von Zyren (The legend of Zyren). This gamified module for Knowledge Representation lets students choose their characters, do quests (tasks) – both on an individual level and on a group level – and lets them open new levels. Playing this module is an additional way to prepare for the Science Representation exams.
The module is the university’s answer to a high percentage of students failing the subject of Kowledge Representation. The subject was deemed to be interesting but very dry. The gamified module does have avatars but is text-based.
Thanks to @Ertraeglichkeit for recommending the link.