Serious Game Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) is pleased to announce its 2013 finalists.  Finalists are currently being reviewed by an esteemed panel of evaluators to determine the winners in the Business, Government, and Student categories. Five of the finalists are also competing for the Best Mobile Game Award.

Six of the finalists will be competing for the new Students’ Choice Award chosen by a selection of Orange County (FL) public school students.  SGS&C is very happy to be working with the students and officials in the Orange County Public School system to determine this award.

Six of the finalists are being evaluated 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.

The SGS&C 2013 Finalists are:

Business Category

Algeburst — Muzzy Lane Software (Students’ Choice candidate)

Doorkickers — Blackfoot Studios, LLC (Adaptive Force candidate)

Formulation Type Matters — Bottom-Line Performance, Inc.

GLIMPSE — The University of Texas at Dallas (Adaptive Force candidate)

Hands-on Interview and Interrogation Training System (HIITS) — SIMmersion LLC

MACBETH — University of Oklahoma (Students’ Choice and Adaptive Force candidate)

Perfect World — BreakAway Games (Students’ Choice candidate)

PlatinuMath — Triad Interactive Media, Inc. (Students’ Choice candidate)

Practice: Operations Management — Muzzy Lane Software (Adaptive Force candidate)

The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS’s) Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) Interactive Trainer — c2 Technologies (mobile)

The Whitecard Game — Oztron Media and Victoria University (Adaptive Force candidate and SimTecT entry)

Government Category

Decisive Combat — Singapore Armed Forces Centre for Leadership Development (SAF CLD) (mobile)

GORRDEE — US Army PdM-Ground Maneuver (mobile)

Student Category

A Slower Speed of Light — MIT Game Lab (Students’ Choice candidate)

Euphony — Université du Québec à Chicoutimi – Centre NAD

Thralled — University of Southern California (mobile)

Virtual Warrane II — Queensland University of Technology (SimTecT entry)

Congratulations to all of the SGS&C 2013 Finalists and good luck in the Challenge!