Simulation Australasia would like to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 7th annual Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Australasia (SGSCA).
Winners received instant entry and $2500 financial support from Simulation Australasia to attend and display their game at the global Serious Games Showcase & Challenge held as part of I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida, November 26th-30th 2018.
This year’s finalists represent the maturing nature of the Serious Games industry in Australia, with app, game and virtual reality solutions for a diverse range of topics.
They showcased their serious games in the exhibition space at SimGHOSTs 2018 (held at the University of the Sunshine Coast – June 28th-29th 2018), in collaboration with Simulation Australasia and the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH).
Joko’s World: Pocket Planet
Joko’s World: Pocket Planet is a children’s game that takes the globe and creates an entertaining series of geographical puzzles. Locate countries, capital cities, flags, famous landmarks and learn about their cultural significance through games and quizzes.
SimuSurg, developed by Cmee4 Productions for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, simulates a minimally invasive surgical setting to train, and entertain, would be surgeons.
Congratulations to all of our other finalists.
2018 INDUSTRY FINALISTS
Virtual Autism Experience
Designed in conjunction with Amaze, the Virtual Autism Experience (VAE) is an experiential training program that shows the potential experience of a person on the extreme end autism spectrum trying to complete a typical task(supermarket shopping) neurotypicals would take for granted.
Lucro Island : Strategic Budgeting
Lucro Island is a strategic budgeting simulation that allows management accounting students to compete against each other in real time using their accounting skills as managers of hotels on Lucro Island.
Firefighter Tree Hazard Assessment
Tree Hazard Assessment is a first person style game which allows firefighters to practice the skill so assessing a forest for hazard trees before, during and after a fire. Hazard trees have caused the death of firefighters in recent years, and this game allows assessment skills to be practiced in a safe and immersive 3d environment.
2018 INDIE FINALISTS
Bilbie Virtual Labs
Virtual Maiwar is an authentic, serious, historical, ecologically accurate and locally relevant cultural role-playing experience that immerses the user into a virtual heritage based landscape. They are challenged to learn about the lives, language, cultural practices and heritage of Australia’s First Nations people, living around what is now known as the Brisbane River.
There is a ‘survival mode’ game, as well the opportunity to learn what bush food to gather, what tools and weapons to craft, where to hunt animals, and how to make shelter, all whilst adhering to the teachings and wisdom of the Elders.