Serious Play Conference to Present Awards, Certification

Serious Play Conference LogoOrganizers of the first annual Serious Play Conference, taking place in August 2011 at the DigiPen Institute of Technology campus in Redmond, WA, have announced that the event will host the International Serious Play Awards.

In addition to a chance of winning this international recognition, titles from professional organizations will be eligible for a three-year Serious Play Certification as well as a 2011 Seal of Approval. Read More...

Serious Play Conference Looking for Speakers

Serious Play Conference LogoThe inaugural Serious Play Conference, taking place August 23 to 25, 2011, at the DigiPen Institute of Technology campus in Redmond, Washington, is calling out for speakers experienced in creating and delivering cutting-edge serious games to audiences worldwide. The conference is looking to push serious game development to a higher level to build games that deliver results.

The event is produced through a partnership between the DigiPen Institute, Clark Aldrich, serious games author and managing partner of Clark Aldrich Designs and Sue Bohle, President of The Bohle Company. Read More...

Game Competitions Spur Health and Social Innovation

Imagine Cup LogoMicrosoft launched the second call for submissions for the 2010 Imagine Cup competition, which looks to students ages 16 and up for innovative ideas on how to use technology to address pressing world issues.

The competition encourages the creation of software or video games in a range of fields, such as healthcare, education and disease prevention. The competition aims to address some of the world's most challenging social issues presented in the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Read More...