February 16, 2024

Ellis LaMay

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Announces 2018’s Top Winners

ORLANDO, Fla. — The 2018 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) announced this year’s winners of the annual serious games competition at an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Twenty-three finalists, chosen from the original entries submitted in late summer, competed for awards in several categories, including the newest category, Best XR game.

The winners are:

All finalists participated in I/ITSEC to showcase their games and give attendees – military, defense contractors, government employees and even high school students – the opportunity to play the games. Monday through Wednesday attendees could vote on their favorite for the coveted People’s Choice award.

SGS&C Director, Jennifer McNamara, said, “I was highly impressed with the diversity and breadth of subjects addressed by the serious game finalists in our biggest showcase yet. The XR games presented in our first XR award competition truly highlighted novel applications of the design approaches and technologies for providing learning experiences.”

Sponsors for this year’s SGS&C are: Techwise, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Epic Games, Applied Research Associates Inc., Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), Trideum Corporation, Virginia Serious Game Institute – VSGI, Full Sail University, NVIDIA, HP, and Box.

All the finalist games from each year can be viewed on the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge website (www.sgschallenge.com).

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