Otronicon-wTeam Orlando will once again be a part of this year’s OTRONICON – Orlando Electronic Interactive Entertainment Convention — featuring a selection of games from the 2014 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge finalists and the “Deployable Virtual Training Environment” from Program Manager, Training Systems (PM TRASYS). Otronicon is January 16-19, 2015, at the Orlando Science Center.

In its 10th year, Otronicon is the Orlando Science Center’s largest event and focuses on peaking the interest of students about future career paths in video games, simulation and digital media by bringing to life, science, art, and technology. Each year, Team Orlando joins the Orlando Science Center and multiple industry partners for this event and provides attendees a small sampling of the growing digital media technologies, most of which are from Orlando.

As an exhibitor, Team Orlando brings SGS&C to celebrate video games as a platform for instructional media. The challenge takes place each year, selects finalists, and then awards the winners at I/ITSEC in seven categories: Best Industry, Government and Student Developed Games, Students’ Choice, People’s Choice, Special Emphasis Award and Best Mobile (see winners at www.sgschallenge.com).

At Otronicon, guests have the opportunity to play some of these top SGS&C games, as well as visit with staff and developers and ask any questions about the games.

PM TRASYS will be demonstrating the DVTE, “Deployable Virtual Training Environment,” a laptop-based training simulation used to train United States Marines. This simulation utilizes Virtual Battlespace 3 in a first-person shooter scenario.
Orlando is one of the largest digital media and simulation clusters in the country, which includes more than 1,200 companies, 30,000 creative specialists and estimated annual revenue of $9 billion. Otronicon notes the four-day event features:

• Larger-than-life video game experiences
• State-of-the-art medical and military simulators
• Workshops taught by industry pros
• And so much more!

For more details, visit www.otronicon.org.

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