Serious games have one key aspect which drives their success – to impart knowledge while engaging the participant.
Serious games can highlight issues, improve education or explain/solve complex problems. These games communicate often difficult subjects through a unique medium in a way that is compelling, while creating awareness.
The Australasian round of the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge was launched in 2012 to highlight the talent from our region. It was the first time that the competition was run outside of the United States, as a regional qualifier for the annual I/ITSEC International Serious Games Showcase & Challenge event in Orlando, Florida. Today, it continues to introduce Australasian talent to the world stage.
Each year, there are two prize categories for the SGSCA:
– Student/Indie ($20 entry)
– Government/Industry ($250 entry)
The SGSCA provides a fantastic opportunity for national and international exposure among the simulation and IT communities.
Finalists are invited to showcase their games while attending the ASC, with the winner from each category awarded an entry, and $2,500 funding assistance, to present their game at the International Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Competition held at the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida (late November – early December each year), courtesy of Simulation Australasia.
Details for the 2020 SGSCA will be added here as they become available. Please use the menu options above to view our current (and previous) winners.