Press release - The Whitecard Game finalist in the 2013 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:20
Written by Dale
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Whitecard Game, created by Oztron Media and Victoria University with funding from the National VET E-learning Strategy, has the prestigious distinction of being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) and will be prominently displayed in the STEM pavilion booth #2761 at the 2013 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, FL December 2 – 5, 2013. The annual SGS&C is the preeminent event to recognize and showcase the best that serious games have to offer and Oztron Media is proud to be recognized among the 2013 finalists.
As a finalist, The Whitecard Game is eligible to win awards including “2013 Best Serious Game” in the Business category as judged by the SGS&C evaluators, the “2013 Best Game Special Emphasis Adaptive Force Award” which is determined by a special panel led by Office of the Secretary of Defense and the coveted “2013 People’s Choice Award” which is determined by conference attendees. Winners will be announced live at the conference at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 1:00 PM in Warfighters’ Corner, Booth 2781. Oztron Media and Victoria University invite you to attend the conference and cast your vote for the Whitecard Game for the 2013 People’s Choice Award for Best Serious Game.
Additional information about the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge can be found at www.sgschallenge.com. Additional information about the I/ITSEC conference can be found at www.iitsec.org. You can also follow them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/sgschallenge https://www.facebook.com/IITSEC
Oztron Media wins Grand Prize in the Australia-New Zealand Serious Games Showcase & Challenge at Simtect/Simhealth 2013
Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:32
Written by Dale
Oztron Media was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2013 Australia-New Zealand Serious Games Showcase and Challenge at the Simulation Australia Annual Awards Dinner in Brisbane last night.
The winning project was called The Whitecard Game and was a collaborative effort between Oztron Media and Victoria University, with support from the National VET E-learning Strategy.
It's an honour to have our work recognised by our peers in the serious games and simulation industry.
We would like to thank Mark O'Rourke, Stefan Schutt, Daniel Bonnici, Justin Maddy and Mark Courtney from Victoria University. Their vision and patience over the past 5 years has allowed us to develop a game which is now in use all over the country.
Also congratulations to the Oztron Media crew - Craig Poole, Justin Blackwell, Sean Slevin, Tung Nguyen and Ralph Rosa. These guys work incredibly hard to create big projects on small budgets.
The Whitecard Game is now an automatic entrant as the Australian representative in the International Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Competition held at I/ITSEC, Orlando in December 2013.
Whitecard Game receives IMS Global Learning Consortium 2013 Learning Impact Award
Published: Monday, 27 May 2013 13:59
Written by Dale
On May 16th, The Whitecard Game, a collaboration between Oztron and Victoria University, funded by the National VET E-Learning Strategy, was awarded the bronze prize in the IMS Global Learning Consortium 2013 Learning Impact Awards in San Diego, USA.
This award recognises almost 5 years of collaboration and hard work with the team at Victoria University - including Mark O’Rourke, Dr Stefan Schutt, Daniel Bonnici, Justin Maddy, Mark Courtney, and Jason Gould.
We are currently trialling the follow-up serious game, which builds on the Whitecard game and looks at sustainable work practices on demolition sites.
Article in The Australian
The Whitecard Game Site