The UT Dallas, Arts and Technology (ATEC) program has entered into a partnership with the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA).
The ATEC partnership with IMGA seeks to showcase the use of “serious games” on mobile platforms. An international jury will be meeting in Marseille, France to select the winners from among over 1,000 entries. ATEC faculty member Dr. Monica Evans will be serving on the international jury as part of the partnership. ATEC student Peter Wonica has been working with the IMGA team in Marseille carrying out an international survey of serious games on mobile platforms.
ATEC researchers are developing serious games on mobile platforms for a number of applications. Current research contracts involve the creation of “serious games” for the U.S. Army troops, for teachers and for nurses and medical personnel. These games bring the spirit of gaming to serious matters. ATEC is working to design irresistible games that encourage repeated play and measurable learning.
The competition is now the mobile entertainment industry’s leading showcase for groundbreaking innovations, displaying exceptional quality and new trends in mobile entertainment. Games for tablets, handheld consoles, netbooks and pocket PC’s are not eligible if they are not available for mobile phones.