June 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Games for Learning Titles Earn Awards in International Serious Play Competition

LOS ANGELES – June 29, 2015 – More than 25 studios, publishers, companies and academic student groups addressing the growth of games for learning or “serious games,” have won gold, silver and bronze honors in the 2015 International Serious Play Awards competition.

The program recognizes outstanding examples of titles that deliver a high quality of engagement and learning opportunities for students, employees or other education or training situations. Professional winners include:

 

Education K-12

Gold

  • Bossa Studios and Amplify, Twelve a Dozen, Math
  • Amplify and Schell Games, The World of Lexica, Literacy
  • Schell Games, Water Bears, Systems Thinking
  • THIRTEEN/WNET New York Public Media and Electric Funstuff, Mission US: City of Immigrants, History
  • Zachtronics and Amplify, HabiTactics, Science

Silver

  • codeSpark, Inc., The Foos, Science
  • Minds On Play LLC, LogicCity Jr., Systems Thinking
  • Filament Games, Backyard Engineers, Science
  • Asymmetric Publications and Amplify, MasterSwords, Literacy
  • Kaasa health, Meister Cody — Talasia, Math

Bronze

  • Second Avenue Learning, Martha Madison, Science
  • Classroom, Inc. and FableVision Studios, After the Storm, Literacy
  • FlipSwitch, Magnum Pi, Math

 

Higher Education

Gold

  • Triad Interactive Media, Inc., PlatinuMath

Silver

  • Toolwire, Toolwire Writing Games
  • Rosetta Stone, Discover Languages

Corporate

Silver

  • SweetRush and Red Robin, Red Robin’s Guest Central

Bronze

  • Interplay Learning and Cengage Learning, Residential Wiring Mastery
  • Harvard Business Publishing, Organizational Behavior Simulation; Judgement in a Crisis
  • Knowledge Management, IDeaS: a SAS Company, The Revenue Management Challenge

 

Games for Good

Gold

  • Clay Ewing, NERDLab, University of Miami, Unsavory

Silver

  • Earth Observatory of Singapore, Earth Girl 2: Preparing for the Tsunami

 

Healthcare

Gold

  • BreakAway Games and USC Institute for Creative Technology, USC Standard Patient
  • Kognito, Together Strong

Silver

  • Georgia Regents University, Dex: Your Virtual Pet
  • Toolwire, Virtual Medical Internship

Bronze

  • Little Chicken Game Company and the Center for Applied Games, Coach4Life
  • Drexel University & Tata Interactive Systems, Drexel Forensic Healthcare Simulations
  • BreakAway Games, Rampart

 

Museum or Visitor Center

Gold

  • Preloaded, Science Museum, Rugged Rovers
  • Intuitive Company, Koshland Science Museum, Extreme Event

 

Government/Military

Gold

  • 1st Playable, CYCLES team and IARPA (via the Air Force Research Laboratory), CYCLES Carnivale
  • ARL STTC and Virtual Heroes, Combat Medic

 

 

Student winners in the competition include:

 

Games for Good

Gold

  • Carnegie Mellon University, JAYU (Freedom)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Decisions That Matter

Bronze

  • DigiPen Institute of Technology, girl, i see right thru you

Healthcare

Gold

  • Abertay University, Sanitarium
  • Carnegie Mellon University, SuperBreathers

Museums & Visitor Centers

Bronze

  • University of Southern California, Temporality

 

For more information, go to www.seriousplayconference.com/awards

 

Media contact:
Sue Bohle
sue@seriousplayconf.com
(310) 721-9083