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Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Awards To Be Announced Today

Following my recent post Visit the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Booth, the Serious Game Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) will announce today its 2012 winners.

The 2012 finalists were reviewed by an esteemed panel of evaluators to determine the winners in the Business, Government, and Student categories.

Six of the 18 finalists are also competing for the Best Mobile Game Award, while six finalists are competing for the Adaptive Force Award (this year’s Special Emphasis Award). Adaptive Force games encourage the player to repeatedly try new or different strategies to solve problems while considering feedback with the purpose of improving overall success.

All of the games will compete for the coveted People’s Choice Award to be decided by attendee votes at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2012 held December 3-6. 

Awards Categories

Best Business Game
Best Student Game
Best Government Game
Best Mobile Game
People's Choice Award
Special Award: Adaptive Force Training 

The SGS&C 2012 Finalists for Business Category are:

Agent Surefire: Insider Threa
MAVI Interactive in partnership with Cypherpath

C-ID Combat Vehicle Detection & Identification (mobile)
AEgis Technologies

Crystal Island: Lost Investigation
North Carolina State University, The IntelliMedia Group

Cyber Awareness Challenge
Carney, Inc.

DragonBox+ (mobile and Adaptive Force)
WeWantToKnow AS

Game Over Gopher
New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab

Government in Action (Adaptive Force)
McGraw-Hill Education in partnership with Muzzy Lane Software

Tunnel Tail (mobile and Adaptive Force)
Best Foundation in partnership with Schell Games

Knowledge Quest
Media Saints 

Virtual Attain (Adaptive Force)
RealTime Immersive

BreakAway LTD

The SGS&C 2012 Finalists for Government Category are:

CorrSim (mobile and Adaptive Force)DoD Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight in partnership with Game Services Group, Inc.

Cross-Cultural Competence Trainer (3CT) Mobile (mobile)
Joint Knowledge Online, Joint Staff J-7

The SGS&C 2012 Finalists for Student Category are:

Geothermal World
HITLab NZ (University of Canterbury) & Driedfrog Ltd.

LinguaLift Blocks
Harvard University & University of Oxford

Nevermind (Adaptive Force)
Team Nevermind, University of Southern California

Movers & Shakers (mobile)
Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab

IT University of Copenhagen