Official Broadcast: Australasian Simulation Congress – Serious Games Stream


Serious Games Stream

Ben Symon covered the “Serious Games” stream at the Australasian Simulation Congress in Sydney. Serious Games “…are those designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment”.  

The ASC included the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge – Australasia (SGSCA), with a number of outstanding entrants. 

Dale Linegar convened the Games section of the ASC. He spoke to Ben about the concept and the competition, including a description of the winner – Opaque Space’s Earthlight – a VR experience of being on the international space station. 

He also interviewed Maureen Winn from HETI who developed the ‘Comprehensive Assessment’ game for the Rural Generalist Nurse online learning program. 

And finally Ben caught up with Brett Levy from Bilbie Virtual Labs, who are taking a new approach to Australian cultural heritage in the Virtual Kumay

About Ben Symon

Ben is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and a Simulation Educator at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He currently teaches on a variety of paediatric simulation based courses on paediatric resuscitation, trauma and CRM principles. Ben has a growing interest in encouraging clinical educators to be more familiar with simulation research.