About us

Serious Games Association (Singapore)

The Serious Games Association (Singapore) is a registered not-for-profit society (2012) in Singapore serving the serious games community.

Our community includes healthcare practitioners (clinicians and nurses), educators (primary, secondary & tertiary), corporate human resource managers, marketers, game developers, apps developers, game publishers, technologists, technology infrastructure providers, data analysts, data scientists, consultants, academia and anyone who has an interest in using games to enrich their lives.

Serious Games Association (Singapore) aims to bring together the subject experts community (healthcare practitioners, educators, corporate trainers) with the technology community (game developers, apps developers, 3D graphic artists, data scientists, academia ) to co-create solutions that will ultimately benefit the end-users (society).


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Our work

The following are our guiding principles:

* We believe ‘playing’ is critical to learning and innovation.

* We believe (game) design can empower everyone to solve problems.

* We believe ideas flourish when we collaborate and connect with others.

* We believe that innovation comes from challenges.

* We believe that self-driven motivation with deep interest in a topic will create long-term positive changes.

We truly believe in lifelong continuous learning in our life journey. Thus, our activities are structured along these beliefs.

1. Using events to serve as our networking platforms. These include our Serious Games Conference series and Innovation Challenges (e.g. Health Innovation Technology [HIT] Challenge, Education Innovation Technology [EdIT] Challenge)

2. Developing an continuous education & training framework which includes train-the-trainers workshops and masterclasses. These workshops and masterclasses are targeted at subject-matter-experts – healthcare practitioners (clinicians and nurses), educators (primary, secondary & tertiary), corporate human resource managers and marketers.

3. Establishing the Serious Games Accreditation Centre which serves as the conduit between subject-matter experts, industry, academia, government agencies and end-users to validate end products or proof of concepts/prototypes to build the foundation for scaling up.

4. Acting as the regional publisher for serious games and as the hub for the serious games community in this region.


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Applied Research @ Interactive Digital Centre, Temasek Polytechnic

Serious Games Association (Singapore) is collaborating with  Temasek Polytechnic’s Interactive Digital Centre on several fronts on applied games (serious games) for healthcare.

This Centre aims to conduct applied research and development in cross-disciplinary issues related to Interactive Digital Media (IDM) that will contribute to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative by harnessing technology to improve the lives of citizens, create more opportunities, and support stronger communities. The technologies include mobile apps, computer applications using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), engineering analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) as well as innovative gadgets and interactive media. Relevant IDM projects undertaken by the Centre include 3D Simulation and Interactive Learning (3DSaIL), ICT & e-Learning, IoT@Home (a Smart Enabled Home), Real-Time Interactive AR/VR for Collaborative Learning.


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Contact | Sign up as Member

The Serious Games Association (Singapore) is governed by an elected Executive Committee and managed by volunteers.

If you would like to find out more about the association, please drop us an email: contact@sga-sg.org

Or sign up for a FREE membership at: SGA Membership

 

Mailing Address:
8 Burn Road, #15-13 Trivex, Singapore 369977