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Nine Games Earn Gold in the 2017 International Serious Play Awards




LOS ANGELES - June 19, 2017 - Nine commercial "Serious Games" and academic institution led studios won gold in the International Serious Play Awards this year, a competition honoring outstanding digital games designed for education or training.  Entry categories included Corporate, Government/Military, Healthcare, K-6 Education, 7-12 Education, Higher Education and Museums.

"The winning games were high quality and very innovative this year. We had many close categories," Sue Bohle, executive director, Serious Play Conference, award sponsor, said.

Winners this year are:

Gold
  • Delirium Experience, a game to create efficiency in elder care, created by IJsfontein and the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam (Healthcare)


Silver
  • Cloud Defense: a Cyber Security Game created by the Gronstedt Group for Intuit (Corporate)
  • Zero Threat from Euklela and Preloaded (Corporate)
  • TD Digital Service Hero from TD Bank (Corporate)
  • Therapeutic Communication and Mental Health Assessment; a Learning Modules and Simulation Game created by a collaboration between Centennial College, George Brown College and the Digital Education Strategies Team within the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University (Healthcare)
  • Crash Cart created for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Simulation Learning Education and Research Network by Engineering & Computer Simulations (Healthcare)
  • Morbus Delirium from Montreal Science Center and Affordance Studio (Museum)
  • TVO mPower from TVO (K-6 Ed)
  • Summer Slugger from EverFi  (K-6 Ed)
  • Mission US: Up from the Dust created by THIRTEEN/WNET New York Public Media (7-12 Ed)
  • Advance U: The Talent Machine created by the K20 Center at The University of Oklahoma (7-12 Ed)
  • ARTé:Mecenas from Triseum (Higher Ed)
  • The Next Big ThingSmall Business and Entrepreneurship from Toolwire (Higher Ed)


Bronze
  • Elevator Game, designed for information security awareness, created by IJsfontein and CIO Platform Nederland (Corporate)
  • Financial Statements from the Practising Law Institute  (Corporate)
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) created by the Virtual Technology Center for the Dubai Police (Government)
  • The Primary Care Office Visit: Antibiotics from Kognito for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Healthcare)
  • Regnatales created by Immersive Play Pte Ltd, and the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore (Healthcare)
  • License to Krill: A Whale Feeding Adventure Game created by the Royal Ontario Museum (Museum)
  • Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues from HeR Interactive (K-6 Ed)
  • Garfield vs. Hot Dog from Catventures and Grendel Games(7-12 Ed)
  • Future Goals from EverFi (7-12 Ed)
  • Paper Trail created by the K20 Center at The University of Oklahoma (Higher Ed)
  • Appraise: The Organizational Assessment Game created by Ei Games for Arizona State University (Higher Ed)

Winning games will be demonstrated at the 2017 Serious Play Conference in July at George Mason University's Science and Technology Campus.  For more information,, visit https://seriousplayconf.com/