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Session Name: Serious Games Case Study Blasts
Speaker(s): Filip Fastenaekels, Eric Hare, Kevin Harvey, Michael Hillinger, Chuck Kinzer, Colleen Monahan, Jeff Ridenour, Swen Vincke, John Williamson
Company Name(s): VRT, SAIC, University of Illinois at Chicago, National Center at Norwich University, Columbia University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California, Irvine, Larian Studios, Zombie
Track / Format: SGS: Assessment & Results

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Overview: The case blast format is back to the third annual Serious Games Summit @ GDC! The original format from the first year say 5-6 projects showcase critical work and findings in six-minutes. This rapid fire format made it possible to share with the audience a diverse field of projects and offer some useful thinking into the variety of ways games are being applied into new fields. This year the format is improved as it features five case studies each 20-minutes in length. These include the following presentations:

Kids Interactive Community: an innovative cross-media platform for integrating gaming, virtual environments and traditional children's programming.
CO2FX: a web-based game for teaching middle and high school students about the political, economic, and scientific issues underlying global climate change.
F2C2: Future Force Company Commander game on how to create a game to promote the future combat systems.
University of Illinois at Chicago discuss the development of a mass multiplayer online simulation, designed to train public health workers to effectively respond to a bioterrorism attack or natural outbreak, such as pandemic flu.
U.C. Irvine presents its project Dino-Dance, a heterogeneous media system for interactive play and learning

4:15-4:35 p.m. Swen Vincke and Filip Fastenaekels
4:35-4:55 p.m. Michael Hillinger and Chuck Kinzer
4:55-5:15 p.m. John Williamson and Eric Hare
5:15-5:35 p.m. Kevin Harvey and Colleen Monahan
5:35-5:55 p.m. Jeff Ridenour

GDC 2006

Filip Fastenaekels


Eric Hare


Kevin Harvey

University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Hillinger

National Center at Norwich University

Chuck Kinzer

Columbia University

Colleen Monahan

University of Illinois at Chicago

Jeff Ridenour

University of California, Irvine

Swen Vincke

Larian Studios

John Williamson


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