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|Session Name:||Paging Dr. Gamer: Developing a Seriously Entertaining Surgery Game|
|Company Name(s):||Grendel Games|
|Track / Format:||Serious Games Summit|
|Overview:||Independent Dutch developer Grendel Games will present their work together with UMCG Hospital Groningen, IMDS to to create a game that enhances the quality of their staff. Eventually to be available for surgeons worldwide this laparoscopic game is being used instead of simulation systems with a hefty price tag and difficult logistics. Utilizing off-the-shelf technology including Wii controllers the team has created an exciting new serious game. The presentation will demo this Wii-based effort and provide background on the project including the development process, amazing custom built medical controller extensions and a full behind-the-scenes look at the budget and interesting business strategies Grendel is using to build the title into a sustainable business.|