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Monday, January 25, 2010

Could Your Team Win the "Innovations in DoD" Gaming Competition

January 25, 2010 - Here’s an opportunity that serious game developers will not want to miss! Team Orlando is sponsoring a high-profile gaming competition in conjunction with the Defense GameTech Users’ Conference, GameTech 2010. The competition will publicize and reward the innovative use of game technology to accomplish realistic and effective military training.

Winner(s) will receive recognition at GameTech 2010 in Orlando, FL, March 29-31, 2010. Winner(s) will also have the opportunity to present and/or demonstrate their winning product at ADL’s ImplementationFest 2010 in Orlando, August 10-12, 2010. In addition to conference recognition, winner(s) will not have to pay the GameTech 2010 registration fee, but travel expenses to the event remain the responsibility of the winner.

All DoD organizations and/or their industry partners who have developed creative game technologies may submit entries. Papers detailing innovative creation and use of products in the DoD environment will be accepted until February 1, 2010. Winners will be notified no later than February 15, 2010.

A group of Team Orlando personnel will evaluate and score the entries based on how well the innovative use of the game:

• Addresses and improves the training objective.

• Shows evidence that the users explored methods or ideas that broke free from traditional concepts, resulting in innovation and creativity.

• Promotes or contributes to the replay value of the game or the overall training value of the game.

Scoring will be on a 1-to-5 scale: (5) Exceeds expectations; (4) Very Good; (3) Satisfactory; (2) Less than satisfactory; or (1) Fails to meet criteria.

The entry form includes directions for completing and submitting the application. Entries should not exceed four pages. If you have questions about the competition, send email to jadl@adlnet.gov May the best game win!

About Team Orlando
Team Orlando is a collaborative alliance of US military simulation commands plus academic and industry leaders in modeling and simulation, human performance, and training domains that work to achieve a specific goal: To improve human performance through simulation. The Joint ADL Co-Lab is a member of Team Orlando.

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