Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$742,031.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1104
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-HS4
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.(formerly Seamless Solutions
11474 Corporate Blvd, Suite 140, Orlando, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
799834254
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sims
Chief Technology Officer
(407) 737-7309
eds@vcom3d.com
Business Contact:
Edward Sims
Chief Technology Officer
(407) 737-7309
eds@vcom3d.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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