Call for Serious Games – GALA Conf 2019

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Competition

The European Serious Games Competition aims to celebrate the best digital games for learning in Europe.

Organized by the Games and Learning Alliance as a friendly game contest, the awards are based on an analysis of the games by selected experts of the Serious Games.

This year, the European Serious Games Competition will reward Serious Games that have had a strong impact on people’s lives, on society in general or on the environment.

Following the recent academic debate on how games can have a positive effect, we are looking for projects that can influence people’s ideas, behavior, and even people’s long-term intentions. We define the concept of impact as the equation between effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of a game that addresses important issues.

Submissions are due by September 20th, 2019

 

SUBMIT YOUR SERIOUS GAME NOW!

The competition will reward 3 games in each of the following categories:

  • Academy: Serious Games that have been designed and produced in a scientific environment
  • Business: Serious Games that have been designed and produced by a professional game studio

The winners will be invited to present their Serious Games at the GALA Exhibition at Athens.

This year’s Gala Exhibition will take place at INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung, in a pop-industrial area of ​​Athens, on the 28th of November 2019. This important event will be covered by the media and will be open to the general public, including the researchers and companies present at the GALA conference.

The jury is composed of established Serious Game designers and researchers.

Find out here more on last year’s winners.

For further information, please contact Prof. Iza Marfisi  <iza.marfisi at univ-lemans.fr>

 

Exhibition

Like every year, the Games and Learning Alliance is organizing the GALA Exhibition.

The GALA Exhibition is an opportunity for academic and industrial partners to disseminate their ideas, development proposals and innovative approaches and discuss about their design choices, use and evaluation of Serious Games.

This year’s Gala Exhibition will take place in a pop-industrial area of ​​Athens and will host more than 20 projects from the academic world and/or the game industry. This year, we ask a crucial question: What kind of impact do you think your game has in the lives of people, in society in general or in the environment?

Following the recent academic debate on how games can have a positive effect, we are looking for projects that can influence people’s ideas, behavior, and even people’s long-term intentions. Think of the concept of impact as the equation of the effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of a game that addresses important issues and hopefully proposes solutions.

Submissions due: September 20, 2019

Eligible submissions include digital and non-digital serious games that have filled in the form until 20th September 2019.

Candidates that wish to also participate to the conference sessions have to make an official registration to the conference. There is no fee for those who wish to participate only in the exhibition, either as a demonstrator or as an attendee.

SUBMIT YOUR SERIOUS GAME NOW!

The GALA Exhibition will take place on 28th November 2019, at INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung (Address: Pireos 100, Athina 118 54)

The GALA Exhibition will be covered by the media and will be open to the general public, including the researchers and companies present at the GALA conference.

Join us in this celebration of serious games, become part of a community of practitioners and visionaries, show off your project and –why not– disrupt reality with your innovative way of thinking.

Special thanks to our collaborative partners:  INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung.

During the exhibition, the award ceremony of the winners of the GALA Serious Game competition will take place.

For further information, please contact Dr. Elina Roinioti <elina.roinioti at gmail.com>