Thursday, July 28, 2016

Serious Play Conference 2016 Best Of Show Award Winner


Doug Whatley, Founder/CEO - BreakAway Games, receives the 2016 Best of Show Award from Sue Bohle, Executive Director - Serious Games Association, Producer - Serious Play Conference

Breakaway Games is the winner of the 2016 Best of Show Award for the Serious Game Vital Signs ED™, among more than 30 studios, publishers, companies and academic student groups that have won gold, silver and bronze honors in the 2016 International Serious Play Awards competition. 

In the game, players take on the role of a doctor working in an emergency department.

The player’s job is to visit patients as they appear in one of the available exam rooms, review the patient’s condition via their case presentation chart, and order procedures relevant to the patient’s complaint.




While waiting on the completion of these procedures, the player can attend to other patients and/or any distractions. Distractions play an important role in Vital Signs ED™. The player must handle these “real-life” distractions as best a possible or risk failing to address patient needs.

After the player has performed any necessary procedures on a specific patient, they will then finalize care of the patient by ordering him/her to be admitted (for continued care), Discharged, Transferred (to a trauma center), or, reluctantly, sent to the Morgue.


About BreakAway Games

BreakAway Games is recognized as an industry leader in design, development & deployment of Serious Games. They are a full service studio with demonstrated expertise incorporating learning theory, human factors, and cognitive engineering into the game they create for education, training and assessment.

They understand that creating effective learning experiences requires collaboration and iteration between all of the stakeholders. Their focus is domestic/international Healthcare, Education, DOD & Emergency Management and client list includes Corporate Training & Assessment, Pharma, Medical Device manufacturers, Healthcare Educators, and the Gov/Mil sectors.