Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,917.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number:
O092-HS4-6026
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-HS4
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.(formerly Seamless Solutions, Inc.)
3452 Lake Lynda Dr., Suite 260, Orlando, FL, 32817
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
799834254
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims
CTO
(407) 737-7309
eds@vcom3d.com
Business Contact:
Carol Wideman
CEO
(407) 737-4695
carolw@vcom3d.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
For this SBIR project, Vcom3D and our partners at Soar Technology propose 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 Company's platform independent Plug-and-Play Cultural Avatar (PnPCA) architecture by providing tools to rapidly create new scenarios that can incorporate emerging commercial and open source speech and gesture recognition technologies, speech generation, and ingestion of new cultural data. A key feature of the toolkit will be to make scenario authoring, performance monitoring, and performance remediation available to the actual users of the serious games. Critical components of the technology will be demonstrated on multiple platforms, including mobile, Web-based, and multi-user virtual world environments.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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