October 27 – Nov 3, 2015NBCC Miramichi, Mobile Ideaspace, Room A-225280 University Avenue, Miramichi, NB
Evaluators: NBCC Instructors, Terry Gadsden and Kevin Gallant, and NBCC Electronic Game 3D Students
NBCC Miramichi staff and Electronic Game 3D II (EG-3D) students are participating as evaluators in I/ITSEC’s 2015 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge – for the sixth year in a row!
I/ITSEC, which stands for Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, is the world's largest modelling, simulation, and training conference. From November 30-December 4, this Conference will attract over 20,000 attendees to Orlando, FL .
As part of this Conference, the 2015 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGSC) is an opportunity to celebrate the use of games and game technology as a delivery medium for instructional material.
As a lead up to this SGSC, NBCC staff and students are testing serious games software to help identify finalists in the following award categories:
Other awards include the Students' Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award.
The definition of a “serious game” varies among different communities and different parts of the world, but a qualifying SGS&C serious game must:
Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modelling, simulation, and training conference, held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida. It consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge is the premiere venue for recognition of excellence in the field of Serious Games development. The Challenge prides itself on helping foster creativity and innovation in Serious Games since 2006 as part of NTSA's I/ITSEC Conference held in Orlando, FL. www.iitsec.org
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