By Harrington Group


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2007 People’s Choice Award


Skills and Ideas Taught:  Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) awareness.

Goal or Challenge:  Players must master the intricacies of IEDs.

Primary Audience:  US military members

Assessment Approach:  Following the instruction and simulation portion of the game, in-game performance is tracked, exam questions are administered and remedial information is provided.

Description:  Vigilance™ provides a controlled educational experience, exposing players to both visual and verbal instruction on the specifics of IEDs. As players gain experience, they are asked to locate and identify IEDs among increasingly complex surroundings.  To facilitate instruction and minimize the time to “learn the game,” a highly interactive user interface was developed which includes a HUD type display.

Game Engine:  CryEngine2™

Operating System:  Windows

Platform:  Personal computer

Special Hardware:  Headset microphone