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Entry is open for Serious Games to showcase their best for 2018

The Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Australasia (SGSCA) is now open for Australian and New Zealand Serious Games to enter for 2018. SGSCA is partnering with SimGHOSTS 2018 Australia, to be held at the USC campus on the Sunshine Coast in June, to hosts the finalists. Entries close 27th April with finalist announced May to be showcased on Jun 27-29 2018. Winners will represent our region at the 2018 International SGS&C in Orlando Florida USA as part of I/ITSEC in December Melbourne, Australia: The stage is set for the 2018 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Australasia (SGSCA), and we are now open for any games with more than just entertainment at its heart to be submitted for the 2018 competition. The SGSCA looks for games that showcase the best of what the field has to offer from both Australia and New Zealand.   The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (Australasia) is traditionally presented at the Australasian Simulation Congress.  In 2018 the Congress will take a break (to return in 2019), so the 7th annual SGSCA will be presented at SimGHOSTS 2018 to be held June 27th-29th 2018 at University of the Sunshine Coast. SimGHOSTS is one of the premiere medical simulation conferences within Australia. Serious Games, Serious Competition. The competition is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents making a game on their shores. For the purpose of the SGSCA, entries will be considered a serious game if they utilise gaming attributes to overcome a designated problem or inform about a particular topic or deficiency. It would be ideal if the game was built through collaboration with an expert agency from any field where a problem or deficiency has been identified and needs to be addressed. The finalists will be selected by a panel of leaders in the gaming, simulation and academic…

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Australia and New Zealand Serious Games Newsletter – Jan 2018

Dear all Happy New Year! Hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break! There are a few items on the agenda this week, mainly the SimGHOSTS conference Serious Games stream that I am helping to organise, as well as the ISAGA (International Simulation And Gaming Association) conference in Thailand. For more information, please see the promotional blurbs below. Please note that the SimGHOSTS abstract submission closes on 31st January 2018. We still need 4~5 people to fully populate the Serious Games stream, therefore may I please encourage any of you working on serious games related to health to submit something. If you have an ongoing or recently completely project, but can't submit am abstract on time, please contact either me, Dale Linegar, or Adrian Wood ASAP. SimGHOSTS 2018 June 27-29 at University of Sunshine Coast With Special Partners Simulation Australasia, ASSH, and Serious Games Showcase & Challenge SimGHOSTS returns to Australia in 2018 on the Sunshine Coast. SimGHOSTS events provide a meeting place to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialised training in healthcare simulation.  It is a place to engage with simulation based vendors to learn about the latest in healthcare education technology. SimGHOSTS is ideal for anybody involved in the technical operation of a clinical simulation lab, clinical educators tasked with operation of simulation spaces, or those evaluating medical simulation based technologies. There will be a Serious Games stream running throughout the conference. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Submissions to present at SimGHOSTS 2018 are now open and due by 31 January 2018. Submit your abstract here: https://www.simghosts.org/assnfe/paper.asp?MODE=VIEW&clPaper_PaperSessionID=6 SERIOUS GAMES AT SIMGHOSTS As the Australasian Simulation Congress takes a break in 2018 to return on the Gold Coast in 2019, the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge will be hosted at SimGHOSTS this year June 27-29 on the…

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