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Role-Playing

Annual International Conference of ISAGA

Game genre:
Educational
Role-Playing
Simulation

Health topic:
Social Issues and Skills

Conference type:
Conference

Social Tags:
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Game
Technology
XML

Target Population:
General Audience

URL:
http://www.isaga2011.org

Game platform:
Multi-Platform

Facility:
National Defence University

Location:
Poland

Calais Document Category:
Technology


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Excalibur Publishing

"Based in the United Kingdom, Excalibur is the mainstream PC publishing arm of Contact Sales. It's headed up by Robert Stallibrass who brings over 20 years' experience in computer games sales and marketing to the "round table". Excalibur's titles can be found in all of the major UK retail outlets including; PC World/Dixons, Game, HMV, GameStation, Amazon and independent stores."

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Role-Playing
Simulation
Strategy

Social Tags:
Amazon.com
Business
CDATA
Commerce
Dixons
Document
Excalibur
Game
Gamestation
HMV Group
PC World
Publishing
Technology

Game platform:
Computer

Events Facts:
Contact Details

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Organization type:
Publisher

Services:
Publishing
Software and Hardware Applications

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United Kingdom


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Natsume Inc.

"Natsume started publishing interactive games in 1990 in Burlingame, California (near San Francisco).

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Role-Playing
Simulation
Sports
Strategy

City:
Burlingame

Province Or State:
California

Target Population:
Children
Pre-Teens

Social Tags:
Entertainment
Games
Harvest Moon
History of video games
Natsume
Nintendo DS
Nintendo DSi
Pop
Reel Fishing
River King
Technology
Video game developers
Video game publishers

Game platform:
Game Console
Handheld Device

Services:
Game Design and Development
Publishing

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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CREATURES Inc.

"CREATURES Inc. is one of the three Pokémon right holders. Producing "Pokémon Red" and "Pokémon Green," in addition we also design "Pokémon Card Game" and continue developing it up to the present day. Furthermore, we also design and develop console game software."

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Puzzle
Role-Playing
Sports

Social Tags:
Creatures Inc.
Entertainment
Games
Nintendo
Pokémon
Pokémon Gold and Silver
Technology
The Pokémon Company

Company:
CREATURES Inc.

Game platform:
Game Console
Handheld Device

Services:
Game Design and Development

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Location:
Japan

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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BioWare

"BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™, Mass Effect™ and Dragon Age™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec), Austin (Texas), Fairfax (Virginia) and Galway (Ireland).

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
MMOG/MMORPG
Role-Playing

Events Facts:
Acquisition

Social Tags:
Baldur's Gate
BioWare
Electronic Arts
Entertainment
Games
Jade Empire
Mass media
Neverwinter Nights
Role-playing video games
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Technology
Windows games

Company:
BioWare

Location:
Canada

Game platform:
Computer
Game Console
Internet

Services:
Game Design and Development

Target Population:
General Audience

Organization expertise:
Interactive Entertainment

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Organization type:
Video Game Company


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Paul Jaquays

"Paul Jaquays is a game designer and artist of table-top role-playing games (RPGs) and video games."

Game genre:
Action/Adventure
Role-Playing
Shooter
Strategy

Game platform:
Arcade
Computer
Game Console

Organization expertise:
Arts and Animation
Technology and Electronics

Social Tags:
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Game design
HTML
HTML element
Role-playing game
Technology
XML

Services:
Game Design and Development
Software and Hardware Applications

Target Population:
General Audience

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Location:
United States


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Top Doc

This game allows the player to “experience and react to realistic patient encounters that require quick clinical responses, just like a real medical clinic.” The player will look at photographs of

Game genre:
Educational
Role-Playing
Simulation

Health topic:
Health Care and Medicine

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Purchase

Social Tags:
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Clinic
Medical diagnosis
Medicine
Technology
XML

Target Population:
General Audience

Game platform:
Handheld Device

URL:
http://www.topdocgame.com


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Pamoja Mtaani - AIDS prevention game

Pamoja Mtaani (Together in the Hood) is a multi-player game intended to alter the attitudes, behaviors, and risk perceptions around HIV.

Game genre:
Role-Playing

Health topic:
Prevention
Sexual Health

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Free

Social Tags:
AIDS
Biology
CDATA
HIV
HIV/AIDS
Immunodeficiency
Medicine
Microbiology
Pandemics
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Sexually transmitted diseases and infections
Social Issues
Technology
Virology

Industry Term:
AIDS Prevention

Target Population:
Children
Pre-Teens
Teens

Game platform:
Computer


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Beyond the Front

The suicide rate among U.S. soldiers has increased by 46 percent since 2003, and so the Army has produced a suicide prevention game to teach soldiers how to identify signs of depression in themselves and others, and how to seek help. Players watch a drama and are challenged to make effective decisions that will help prevent suicide. In addition to demonstrating the steps that soldiers can take when they are experiencing mental distress or see it in others, the game conveys the message that seeking professional counseling is a positive step and not a negative one.

Game genre:
Educational
Role-Playing
Simulation

Health topic:
Mental Health

Target Population:
Adults
Young Adults

Organization:
Army

Social Tags:
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Education
Professional wrestling
Suicide
Technology
Will Interactive
Wrestling
XML

Game platform:
Computer

URL:
http://willinteractive.com/products/beyond-the-front


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Boy Scout 5-A-Day Badge

Boy Scout 5–A–Day Badge is designed to educate boy scouts about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Players assume the role of a comic character whose job is to break down the barriers that are keeping kids from eating more fruits and vegetables.

Game genre:
Role-Playing

Health topic:
Food and Nutrition
Obesity and Weight Loss

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Online

Social Tags:
Boy Scouting
CDATA
Fragaria
Scouting and Guiding in Australia
Scouts
Technology
XML

Target Population:
Children
Pre-Teens
Teens

URL:
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=198453

Game platform:
Internet


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