In its 13th year, the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge celebrates innovations in game-based instructional technology. Business, government or student developers create games that help to solve a clearly identified problem while also providing a technologically sound, challenging and rewarding experience to the user. Candidate games are evaluated based on three key areas: problem solving, technical quality, and playability/enjoyment. Then the finalist games are showcased during the conference. These games provide real solutions to problems that could benefit the military and others now, and in the future.
This year’s finalists games that IITSEC attendees can experience include in the Business Category: AppClinic – Saving Lives! by Filament Games; Code of Aegis by the University of Houston & Tietronics Software; Cruzin’ by Soar Technology, Inc.; Fireworks, The Entrepreneurship Game by E. I. Games LLC; Gloob Rescue by Design Interactive, Inc.; HoloLAB Champions by Schell Games; Incident Commander 2 by BreakAway Games; Joko’s World: Pocket Planet by Cultural Infusion; SimInClass by Simsoft Technologies; SimScientists Ecosystems Games by WestEd; SimuSurg by Cmee4 Productions; Spark City by Gronstedt Group; Vital Signs by Classroom, Inc.; Vital Signs Nursing by BreakAway Games; and Voters Ed by Second Avenue Learning. Games in the Student Category are: A Mirror’s Tale by the University of Geneva; Dental Madness by Full Sail University; Prism by Carnegie Mellon University; Tablecraft by the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) at the University of Central Florida; Thin Line by Carnegie Mellon University; Unboxed by DePaul University/Studio Fire; and You Busy by DePaul University/Studio Fire. And this year’s Government Category finalist is Difficult Airway Algorithm and Rescue Cricothyrotomy (DAARC) by VHA EES eLearning.
As an IITSEC attendee, you can play all of the finalist games and possibly be the deciding vote for who wins the coveted People’s Choice Award! Cast your ballet before the exhibits close on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6pm, and then join us to hear the winners announced on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 1:30pm on the Innovation Showcase stage adjacent to the STEM Pavilion. www.sgschallenge.com @sgschallenge