Monday, February 23, 2009

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2009 - Call For Entries

Serious Games for innovative training solutions


November 30 - December 3, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA
The Fourth Annual I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge
Call for Serious Games Entries


Serious Game developers are invited to submit their original PC-based serious game to the Fourth Annual I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge.

The goal of the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge is to promote innovative game-based solutions to training problems.

Finalists in the Serious Game Showcase & Challenge will be selected by a panel of serious games leaders in the military, industry, and academic fields, and will be invited to showcase their serious game at I/ITSEC 2009, where over 17,000 attendees will view and vote on each of the finalists.

The Challenge is open to a wide range of contestants; categories include student, government, and business. Prizes will be awarded to top contestants in those categories.

Entered games can include modifications to existing games and virtual worlds as well as original development. All entries will be judged in four primary areas: Use of Gaming Characteristics, Solution to a Stated Problem; Technical Quality; and Playability/Usability.

For the purpose of the Challenge, entries will be considered a Serious Game if they have gaming attributes, involve an assigned challenge, and employ some form of positive and/or negative reward system.

Check www.sgschallenge.com for further details.

***** I/ITSEC 2009 Registration is slated to open in March *****
Please find also my prior posting:
Serious Games Showcase & Challenge - 2008 Winners
Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2008 - Call For Entries
Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2008