Game World

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0256
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0241
Amount: $98,800.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-012
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
44 Merimac Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950
DUNS: 133864244
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Martz
 Vice President
 (978) 499-9099
Business Contact
 David McCool
Title: President
Phone: (978) 499-9099
Research Institution
Computer games are a unique, powerful medium with great educational potential. Interactive games are the medium of attention for youth, who spend large numbers of hours playing these games. Muzzy Lane and its collaboration partner on this project, The Federation of American Scientists, both identified and appreciated the educational power of games long ago. Over the past four years, both Muzzy Lane and the FAS have separately developed sophisticated educational games, and have the practical experience of implementing educational games. Combined, we represent two of the most significant contributors to the Serious Games space since its emergence four years ago. There is an important opportunity for learning environments that can be used by anyone who want to leverage games as a medium to teach, train or instruct. These individuals have traditional content and instructional materials; want to deliver that information in a game world with built-in assessment – but do not have the engineering expertise, or the resources to build a game from scratch. They need an easy-to-use game development environment – one that puts the power of developing games in the hands of non-game-developers. Muzzy Lane will team with the Federation of American Scientists to develop such a learning environment.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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