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Nice Game, but does it really work? We are here to prove it!
The Value Centre Applied Games (VCAG) brings together game companies, their clients and knowledge institutes to set new standards for excellent applied game design. It is a platform for cooperation, exchange of knowledge and the scientific validation of game concepts and playful methods in domains as diverse as health care, education and safety. The VCAG welcomes other organisations willing to participate.
Only well-designed games will do what they are supposed to do. Game companies, user organisations (clients) and knowledge institutes have to cooperate to create breakthroughs in the creation and adoption of applied games in various user domains. Joint value creation is the key. It is our aim to generate value for organizations with social tasks by helping them find creative solutions for education and training purposes. The VCAG offers products and services for demand articulation, design for purpose and validation. In this way the VCAG is crucial in the development of Europe's best applied games.
The VCAG is an initiative of TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), HKU (University of the Arts Utrecht) and the Dutch Game Garden. The VCAG is part of the Growing Games programme.