Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2007 - Update

Serious Games challenging us to play a better future


Following my previous post Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2007 dated January 08, 2007, here are the important dates for the challenge process:

Entry Deadline for Games Submissions
August 31, 2007
PC game entries (or compiled for PC execution) will be accepted from virtually any application areas including "mods", mobile, virtual worlds and original development and gaming content can be focused on any genre, such as business, education, government.

Announcement of Finalists
September 30, 2007
Finalists will be notified via email of their status.

2007 I/ITSEC Conference - Maintaing the Edge...Transforming the Force
November 26-29, 2007


Finalists will showcase at the 2007 I/ITSEC Conference and winners will be announced.

Orange County Convention Center, International Drive Orlando, Florida(Headquarters Hotel: The Peabody Orlando Hotel)

The Challenge

Entries will be considered a serious game if they use the gaming attributes to overcome a designated problem or deficiency, and provide appropriate feedback to the user about their efforts. Entered games must target users at the high school level, at a minimum.

Finalists in the Serious Game Showcase & Challenge will be selected by a panel of leaders in the gaming, industry and academic fields, and will be invited to showcase their serious game at I/ITSEC 2007, where over 16,000 attendees will view and vote on each of the finalists. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each category.

The Challenge is open to a wide range of contestants, potential categories include student, individual / small business, and businesses larger than 500 employees.

Gaming content can be focused on any genre, such as business, education, government.

All entries will be judged by representatives in leading gaming, academic and industry companies in three primary areas: Solution to a Stated Problem; Technical Quality; and Playability/Usability.

About I/ITSEC

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry. In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference.