Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

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

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