LONDON, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
A NATO commissioned serious game is the first of its kind to be scheduled for large-scale deployment on Android and iOS mobile devices. It will be used by military personnel in operational areas throughout the world. The serious game, developed completely in VBSWorlds, a Caspian Learning/Bohemia Interactive Simulations product, will be on show at the Allied Command Transformation Immersive Learning Workshop held at the NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence (NATO M&S COE).
A serious game commissioned by NATO and designed to improve the effectiveness of personnel during Maritime Interdiction Operations will be on show at the Allied Command Transformation Immersive Learning Workshop held at the NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence (NATO M&S COE) this week.
The serious game, created by a leading training and simulation partnership including Caspian Learning, ECS and Bohemia Interactive Simulations, with the powerful military simulation software, VBSWorlds, has been designed specifically to operate alongside NATO's Nexus Virtual World platform.
By developing the serious game with existing NATO training assets, instructors and students are able to immerse themselves in the interactive training scenario. The serious game is fully SCORM compliant and performance can be tracked through a learning system.
Once complete, the finished scenario will be deployed not only to PC and web but also to handheld mobile devices including windows based devices, iOS and Android.
Several versions of the game, including the mobile version, will be shown off at the Allied Command Transformation Immersive Learning Workshop this week.
Lee Rushworth, a spokesman for Caspian Learning said, "We are delighted to continue to work with NATO on highly innovative, transformational training projects and we look forward to continuing to work on future projects of even greater scale."
The mobile version of the 'Boarders Ahoy' simulation will be available to view and play on the Android Marketplace shortly.
About Caspian Learning
Caspian Learning are a multi award-winning serious games technology and design company. Formed in 2002, they are the developer of the acclaimed Thinking Worlds, whose globally unique technology allows instructional designers to create fully immersive 3D sims & games at costs previously restricted to 2D development. They are the global leader in the use of 3D games and simulations technology for performance improvement, having developed over 100 sims or games for clients all over the world including IBM, BBC, QinetiQ, Accenture, Volvo, the Ministry of Defence and the European Union among others.
About Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a leading global provider of simulation technologies and integrated training solutions for military and civilian organizations. With origins in the gaming industry, BISim has repeatedly delivered high fidelity, low cost, disruptive technology into the virtual, tactical military simulation domain. BISim has successfully exploited game-based technology with stunning visuals and applied this to a range of unique, military-specific simulation products.
SOURCE Caspian Learning