Stages of the SIMS Games Challenge

Important Dates

1 January - 14 April 2019 ​​Registration and Submissions Open
​29 March and 12 April 2019 ​What's the Difference Between a Serious Game and Gamification? Webinar by Serious Games Association
10 May 2019 ​Registration and Submissions Close
​​13 May 2019 ​SIMS Games Challenge Round 1
​​17 May 2019 ​ Serious Games Design Workshop
(Successful teams going to the Finals are required to attend this workshop, which will introduce topics like player motivation, human behaviourial changes, limitations of technology and many more.)
01 June - 30 September 2019 Introduction of Teams to Game Developers followed by Game Development Phase
​​​​24 October 2019 ​SIMS Games Challenge Finals

To qualify for the SIMS Games Challenge, entries must:

  • Have clearly defined, measurable learning objectives
  • Provide players with a clearly identified challenge/problem
  • Make use of simulation and/or gaming technology
  • Provide players with positive/negative feedback with respect to progress toward the game’s challenge and achievement of learning objectives
  • Be original games (as opposed to novel uses of existing games)
  • NOT be modifications to existing games
  • Be intended for the stated audience