A new association has formed to help promote the serious gaming industry, aptly called The Serious Games Association. The mission statement of the group is to create an atmosphere where publishers, developers, technology providers, and those involved in the serious games sector can come together to advance their cause of using game technology to promote real world change or awareness on serious issues.
Serious games include all kinds of games that are used for the serious business of educating, informing on causes, training in various sectors including businesses, and a whole lot more.
Using the Serious Play Conference as a starting point, the SGA hopes to create special interest groups, develop and maintain a blog, and continue to expand the Serious Play Conference.
The Serious Play Conference, is scheduled to take place August 21 in Washington. Membership costs $35. You can learn more by visiting seriousgamesassociation.com.