Game DIS (GDIS)
By Research Network Incorporated (RNI)
2006 People’s Choice Award
Skills and Ideas Taught: Allows players to practice US Army mission planning, training, rehearsal and after action review.
Goal or Challenge: Players join teams and cooperate in competitive exercises against each other.
Primary Audience: US Army soldiers
Assessment Approach: Players participate in an After Action Review (AAR) of the game play between themselves or with an instructor.
Description: Game DIS (GDIS) is a military training application using the 3D Gaming Engine that powers Half-Life®2. The application is fully configurable and allows: multiplayer participation over standard internet connection; AAR support for spectators and instructors to participate and play along with playback; alternate outcomes for AAR participation with “smart bots” and live unit animations; integration of standard DIS tools such as CERDEC’s C2 Mobile Intelligent Net-Centric Computing System (C2MINCS); and, support for man-wearable embedded training and mission rehearsal as demonstrated for Spiral C of Army Aerial Assault Expeditionary Force Experiment.
Game Engine: 3D Gaming Engine
Operating System: Windows
Platform: Personal computer
Special Hardware: None