Competition

The call for competition is now closed

32 submissions, 30 games accepted for evaluation at all: 13 in the Academic category, 9 in the Student category and 8 in business.

The International Serious Games Competition aims to celebrate the best digital games for learning in the world.

Organized by the Games and Learning Alliance as a friendly game contest, the awards are based on an analysis of the games by Serious Games experts.

The theme for this edition is Serious Games using innovative Human-Computer Interactions.
These interactions can be of various types: virtual reality, augmented reality, voice command, haptic devices, location-based games, etc.). Among the other criteria, the evaluators will therefore pay specific attention to the game’s Human-Computer Interactions and the way it fosters learning and makes the gameplay more attractive. Games with more traditional Human-Computer Interactions can also be submitted to the competition.


One prize will be awarded per category

  • Academic
    • Serious Games that have been designed and produced in a research laboratory
    • A voucher for 400€ worth of games
  • Business
    • Serious Games that have been designed and produced by a company
    • A voucher for 400€ worth of games
  • Student
    • Serious Games that have been designed and produced by Master students or lower degree
    • A voucher for 200€ worth of games


The winners will be invited to present their Serious Games at the virtual GALA 2020 Exhibition.

The jury is composed of established Serious Game designers and researchers.

Jury

President

  • Aous Karoui, PhD, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France

Members

  • Aïcha Bakki, Research Fellow, Le Mans University, France
  • Cathy Pons Lelardeux, Research engineer (Phd), Head of Serious Game Research Lab, INU Champollion, France
  • Chiara Eva Catalano, Researcher, CNR IMATI Institute, Genova, Italy
  • Davide Mezzogori, Research Fellow, University of Parma, Italy
  • Giovanni Romagnoli, Lecturer, University of Parma, Italy
  • Guillaume Loup, Associate professor, University Paris Saclay, France
  • Kostas Karpouzis, Research Director, Head of Games Programming, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Lahcen Oubahssi, Associate professor, Le Mans University, France
  • Lionel Alvarez, Research director, HEP Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Mathieu Vermeulen, Research engineer , IMT Lille, France
  • Nour El Mawas, Associate professor, University of Lille, France
  • Oussema Mahdi, Phd Student, Le Mans University, France
  • Pierre Laforcade, Associate professor, Le Mans University, France
  • Pierre Lagarrigue, Full professor, Head of Serious Game Research Lab, INU Champollion, France
  • Thierry Geoffre, Research director, HEP Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Wim Westera, Full professor, Open University, Netherlands

Find out more about last year’s GaLA Competition winners: GaLA conference 2019 – November 27th-29th 2019, Athens, Greece.

For further information, please contact Dr. Aous Karoui  <Aous.Karoui@univ-lemans.fr>