Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thinking Worlds: Serious Games Scoop Hat-Trick Of Awards

Serious Games and Rapid Sims



PRESS RELESASE

Thinking Worlds, scoops Hat-trick of awards

London UK, 30th November 2009

Thinking Worlds scooped three separate international awards within the space of one week during November 2009.

Thinking Worlds is a world leading 3D simulation authoring tool and engine which has been used to develop over 50 serious games. It is unique within the simulations market as it was built specifically for designers and learning specialists. Thinking Worlds allows non technical users to create their own rich 3D simulations and games in a fraction of the time and a fraction of the cost of other 3D engines. These highly engaging simulations can then easily be sent to users through browsers wherever they are in the world.

These achievements were recognized by both the e-Learning Age awards and the Learn Trends awards.

Thinking Worlds was the engine behind the game which scooped “Best Learning Game or Simulation” at the e-Learning age awards and also secured a silver award for “Most Innovative New Tool or Technology” at what is recognized as Europe’s most prestigious e-learning awards night. The judges citations included “…..Thinking Worlds is a great product idea that lets learning professionals create sophisticated 3D worlds on their own without any knowledge of coding”.

As these awards were being announced, Thinking Worlds was busy capturing the award for “Innovation in Learning” at the Learn Trends conference. This is an online conference that spans the globe and is run by some the US’s leading industry names. In presenting the award to Caspian, Jay Cross said that the tool was “really exciting, opened new opportunities and was just wonderful,” whilst George Siemens outlined the authoring tool’s simplicity of use and ability to create 3D immersive simulations for low cost and in a short timeframe as reasons why the tool was deserving of the award.

Graeme Duncan CEO of Caspian said “These awards and accolades demonstrate not just the great applications that can be built with Thinking Worlds, but also that the era of Rapid Sims is here. Learning professionals around the world are now able and embracing the opportunity to create their own 3D games for themselves”.

For more information about Thinking Worlds, visit: http://www.thinkingworlds.com/ 

About the e-Learning Age 2009 Awards

The glamorous and exciting E-Learning Awards are the acclaimed industry standard celebrating e-learning success, highly coveted for their high standards of independent judging. Other products for the industry include highly valued research and bespoke events.

About Learn Trends 2009 - The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference

The conference, held online, brings together people from all over the world who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work. The conference hopes to understand better what's going on in these key areas and how we all should be thinking about them holistically. Over a thousand people sign up to the event each year. It is hosted by industry authority figures, Jay Cross, Dr Tony Karrer and George Siemens.

About Caspian Learning

Launched in 2002, Caspian Learning is the developer of the award-winning 3d authoring tool, Thinking Worlds. Caspian’s Thinking Worlds allows designers to create immersive 3d simulations without needing to know any code. Thinking Worlds allows designers to take content from any subject area and create specific learning applications within a tailored 3D games based environment faster than any other authoring tool available.