June 20, 2016

Learning Games Earn Awards in International Serious Play Competition


LOS ANGELES – Monday, June 20, 2016 – More than 30 studios, publishers, companies and academic student groups addressing the growth of games for learning or “serious games,” have won gold, silver and bronze honors in the 2016 International Serious Play Awards competition.

The program recognizes outstanding examples of titles that deliver a high quality of engagement and learning opportunities for students, employees or other education or training situations. The winners are:


  • Workz, ISS Strategy Game (Corporate)
  • Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University, Night of the Living Debt (K-12 Financial Literacy)
  • WeWantToKnow, DragonBox Numbers (K-12 Math)
  • Enabling Play, Millie Moreorless (K-12 Math for Special Ed)
  • Gamelearn, Pacific (Corporate)
  • 1st Playable Productions, The Fiscal Ship (Non-Profit)
  • BreakAway Games, Vital Signs (Healthcare)
  • True North/Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, A Fine Line (Student Higher Education, Academic Integrity)


  • FlipSwitch, The Legend of Geomethor (K-12 Math)
  • Playniac, Anomaly X (K-12 Math)
  • Harvard Business Publishing, Data Analytics Simulation: Strategic Decision Making (Higher Ed)
  • Virtual Heroes, Mission Critical Operator (Corporate)
  • SweetRush Inc., Counter Intelligence (Corporate)
  • MAVI Interactive, Waisimo – Retail Customer Service Apprenticeship (Corporate)
  • Schell Games, Save the Park (Non-Profit)
  • BreakAway Games, NBCOT Navigator (Healthcare)
  • Preloaded, Superbugs (Healthcare)
  • Ayogo Health Inc./Genentech, Immunotherapy Mini-Games (Healthcare)
  • Creative Gaming and Simulation Lab at Norfolk State University, Kwizopia SOL (Student K-12 Math)


  • Classroom, Inc., Community in Crisis (K-12 Literacy)
  • CFORP, Sprite’s Quest: Seedling Saga (K-12 Geography)
  • Radiant Games, Box Island: Epic Coding Adventure (K-12 Programming)
  • The Partnership in Education, CityHacks: In Search of Sleep (K-12 Study Skills, Science)
  • Supersoul, LLC, Hazard Ridge (K-12 Agricultural Safety)
  • Learning Games Studios, Inc., Xenos Isle (Higher Ed)
  • Allen Interactions, E-Learning for School Bus Drivers (Corporate)
  • Designing Digitally, Inc., Mercer City (Corporate)
  • iNK Studios,1979 Revolution: BLACK FRIDAY(Non-Profit)
  • Allen Interactions, Vet Tech Terminology Challenge(Healthcare)
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, I Got This: An Interactive Story(Healthcare)
  • DePaul University/Play 4 Change, Soteria – Dreams as Currency (Student Healthcare)

For more information on these games, go to http://dc.seriousplayconf.com/2016-serious-play-awards/
Media contact:
Sue Bohle
(310) 721-9083