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September 30 Is The Deadline For Fun & Serious Game Festival Entries

Graphic designer Raúl Rodriguez Zabalza was the winner of the Fun & Serious Game Festival official poster competition for the Festival’s 2nd edition
Via: Fun & Serious Game Festival Official Website
The Fun & Serious Game Festival, now in its second edition, was established in 2011 to recognize the best European video games of the year. 

Last year the competition was open to European developments only. This year, however, games developed worldwide have also become eligible for the Fun & Serious Games Festival Awards - September 30 being the deadline for submissions!

Awards will be granted to the best productions and brightest careers in the video game industry, both for games developed for fun and those fulfilling cultural, educational, healthcare, or corporate purposes. 

In its 2nd edition, the Fun & Serious Game Festival aspires to promote the work done by video game professionals, while giving a boost to the video game industry in Spain.
The Festival will be held in …

Serious Game Expo Back To The Agenda

Via: Serious Game Expo 2012

Summer is over and it’s time to plan which events to attend in the next few months. Among all, there’s certainly one to schedule: the8th edition ofSerious Game Expo, the European reference for Serious Games professionals (please find also Serious Game Expo 2012 Unveils Its New Edition).
The event will be held on October, 22-23, 2012 in Lyon at the Congress Center Cité Internationale, with 50 French and International exhibitors among them Daesign, Interaction Games, GNFA, Itycom, Qoveo, Symetrix and Solar Games.
Focused on "Serious Games" for training and marketing communication, SGE targets HR Directors, Training Managers, Communication and Marketing Directors as its primary audience, promoting a network of conversations between Serious Games professionals and future customers.



Here is the early bird rates full announcement:

Are you a Human Resources Director, a Training Manager, a Communication Director or a Marketing Director? Are you looking for int…

Submissions Extended For The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge

Via: Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 
Following my prior post Submissions Open For The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, organizers have just announced that due to popular demand, the deadline for the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge has been extended to September 24, 2012. 

Please visit SGS&C new website at http://sgschallenge.com/wordpress/ for more information.

Games-ED: Serious Games New Brand Targets The Education Market

Via: Games-ED – Innovation In Learning

Games-ED is a brand within Pixelfountain aimed at the education market.  

Please find also Transforming Education: Learning Powered By Serious Games


Games-ED is relatively new but the products are based on the work of Pixelfountain which has been creating Serious Games and learning simulations for about fifteen years.  During that time, Pixelfountain has developed around fifteen learning simulations and delivered over 450 workshops and trained over 6,500 people from the public and private sector. 

Games-ED products can be used to support learning in the curriculum, but they also promote the development of other skills such as collaboration, employability and personal learning and thinking skills.

They currently have three products: 

Sustainaville

The Climate Game

Young People First
They are all resource management games that model virtual communities.  The games are played in a workshop and the students are split into teams that represent different roles …