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FWD News: Industry Events Focus on Diverse Power of Games, Pt 3

Gamification Summit LogoMore gaming industry events are on the horizon this summer, focusing on such themes as health, defence, training, simulations and serious games, as well as on gamification. In this overview, Game Forward takes a closer look at events coming up in August and September, namely SIGGRAPH 2011, the Serious Play Conference and the Gamification Summit NYC.

We will also recap the recently passed Games+Learning+Society 7.0, as a follow-up to previous posts where we looked at events in the months of May and June, as well as at earlier industry conferences between February and May 2011. Read More...

FWD News: Industry Events Focus on Diverse Power of Games, Pt 2

Tech@State LogoSerious, training and educational games were the focus of several industry events in North America and in Europe this past spring. Game Forward has put together an overview of some of these recent events which took place between February and May 2011.

In this round-up, we take a look at Tech@State: Serious Games, ITEC, GameFest 2011, GameTech 2011, Game to Learn: Take 2, Pax East 2011 and the Serious Games Summit at the Game Developers Conference 2011. Read More...

FWD News: Industry Events Focus on Diverse Power of Games, Pt 1

INplay 2011 LogoWith the spring and summer seasons comes a series of gaming industry events focusing on a variety of themes, from health and defence to training and other serious games. Game Forward is giving you a peek at some of these events scheduled in the months of May and June.

This overview takes a closer look at the 7th Annual Games for Health Conference, the INplay conference, the Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum and the 8th Annual Games for Change Festival. In an upcoming post, we will also feature events taking place later this summer and learn about some events you might have missed. Read More...

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...