Apply Expo and Forum Honours Top Serious and Educational Games

Apply Serious Games LogoTwo video game awards will be presented as part of the 4th Annual Applied Serious Games & Virtual Worlds Expo & Forum, taking place in London, UK on May 7, 2009. Both will be highlighting excellence, awarding some of the year’s most engaging and popular games in the educational and serious games categories.

Voting is open to the public and continues until May 1 to determine the winner in both categories. The awards will be presented at the Forum, on May 7, by Lord Puttnam. The nominees were selected by a jury made up game industry leaders Ian Livingstone of Eidos Interactive, Patrick O'Luanaigh of nDreams  and journalist Steve BoxerRead More...

There are seven serious games nominees, which are:

* Driving Test Success Practical Simulator by The Game Creators

* FloodSim by PlayGen

* Climate Challenge by Red Redemption

* Ship Simulator Professional by VSTEP

* Accelerate Security by PIXELearning

* Immersive Workspaces by Rivers Run Red

* Ars Regendi by Redmaze

The eight nominees for best educational game are:

* Industry Masters by Tycoon Systems

* Catch Up Literacy Digital Games 3 by Catch Up

* Change Your Generation by Austin Energy

* The Enterprise Game by PIXELearning

* Drake's Island by Stoke Damerel Community College (with partners)

* O2 Journey Retail Simulation by Imparta

* Hair - Be12 by Netdivision

* Science Pirates: Curse of Brownbeard by New Mexico State University