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Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1104
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-HS4
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
11474 Corporate Blvd Suite 140 Orlando, FL 32817-8385
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-C-0020
Award Amount: $742,031.00
 

Abstract:

For this Phase II SBIR project, Vcom3D, with Soar Technology as subcontractor, proposes to develop a toolkit for rapidly creating Serious Games that train tactical application of cultural knowledge in authentic, experiential environments. This toolkit will extend the two companies"platform independent Plug-and-Play Cultural Avatar (PnPCA) architecture by providing tools to create new, cross-platform scenarios that can be integrated with commercial and open source game engine and speech recognition technologies. These scenarios will include non-player characters that behave according to culturally differentiated values, schemas, and physical behaviors. In order to evaluate the authoring tools and cultural models, we will use them to create two prototype training scenarios. These will be evaluated for training and cost effectiveness.

Principal Investigator:

Edward M. Sims
Chief Technology Officer
(407) 737-7309
eds@vcom3d.com

Business Contact:

Edward M. Sims
Chief Technology Officer
(407) 737-7309
eds@vcom3d.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vcom3D, Inc.(formerly Seamless Solutions
11474 Corporate Blvd Suite 140 Orlando, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 593419305
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No