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Serious Games Showcase and Challenge: Open to Students, Indies, Gov & Industry

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For those in the serious business of making serious games and simulations, the Australasian Simulation Congress is coming up in August. Not only is the event an excellent way to connect with other in the simulation space, it also hosts the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge. Finalists in the competition are invited to showcase their games at the event, and are awarded $2,500 funding assistance to present their game at the International Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Competition held at the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida!

“The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge allows us to see the diversity of the region’s games and simulation community, working together to solve real life problems in an entertaining, innovative and informative way.”

Adrian Webb, Manager of Virtual Worlds, Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre (ADSTC).

There are two prize categories for the Challenge, Student/Indie and Government/Industry. Submissions for the 2017 Challenge close Friday 23 June 2017, and finalists will be notified in July, 2017. For more details, visit the Simulation Congress Challenge Information page – and if you get into the finals be sure to let us know! GOOD LUCK.

Are you up for a challenge?

As part of our new online forums, Richard is running the Challenges board – where we will be posing various challenges to the local game development community every other week or so.

Challenges on the forums are a great way to:

  1. Get inspired (how will you address the theme?)
  2. Get creative (how will your game stand out?)
  3. Try something new (experiment with a new game or art style!)
  4. Meet new people (discuss ideas and see who wants to collaborate!)
  5. Stay motivated (post your updates, look at what others are doing)
  6. Finish something (there’s a deadline you need to keep in mind!)

The first challenge was issued today, and the theme is: Dogs!

Ideas? Share them on the forum. Looking for a team? There are sure to be others looking for someone to work with. Not sure how to get started? Check out some of these resources.

Bottom line: Good luck! Have a good time! We’re looking forward to seeing what you create. 😉

(Image by Eddie Van 3000.)