Consultants & Analysts

A broad range of consultants are available to provide useful services. A number of analyst firms offer both industry and custom reports.

Triquetra Games

Location: Troy, MI USA

Description:

We are a boutique game company focused on making “games for good, games for everyone” - games that explore the fusing fun with positive values and learning. We have been active with game design, game development, and gamification for two years. Our team’s unique past experience spans the galaxy from AAA titles (Star Wars, The Sims, & Injustice) to smaller educational games (dealing with bullying and science) on a variety of platforms (consoles, web, PCs, and mobile). We offer consulting, design, and development services for both serious and entertainment games.

Services Offered:

Game Design
Game Development
Game Experience Design
Gamification
Consulting
Education


Games for Change Europe

Location: Cologne, Germany

Description:

Games for Change promotes the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as contemporary and sustainable tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. As an international not-for-profit organization Games for Change has license holders in the US, Europe, Latin America, Korea and Australia/New Zealand.
Games for Change Europe: Promote > Connect > Research > Incubate
Founded in 2013, Games for Change Europe helps support and increase the growing interest in social impact games throughout Europe.
Therefore we frequently showcase best practices to the European public and discuss the potential of the medium with companies, organisations and governments. With our partners from games academia and industry, we have access to leading expertise and technology to help leverage entertaining games with non-entertainment goals and transform them into a compelling and convincing communication tool. Furthermore, we help find business opportunities for direct investment into new projects and incubate games to strengthen the role of European Game Developers in the emerging international markets.

Services Offered:

Consulting, matchmaking,


Richard Carey Digital Media

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Description:

Richard Carey Digital Media is a professional services company that works with its client partners to design and develop games, simulations, for mobile and web platforms.

Services Offered:

Strategic Planning
Creative Direction
Game Design
User Experience Design
Program Management

Visit http://richardcarey.net/services/ to find out more.


InfoPro

Location: Plainsboro,NJ/USA

Description:

We assist with end-to-end e-Learning & development solutions.

Services Offered:

• Custom Content Development (WBTs, CBTs, ILTs, VILTs, Blended Learning Solutions, Webinars, Product Trainings, Process Trainings, HR/Sales Trainings, Compliance & Regulatory Trainings, Technical Trainings, Product Manuals, Walkthroughs, Catalogs, Assessments etc.)
• Learning and Training Staff Augmentation for contract and full-time (Provide Resources like Instructional Designers, Technical Writers, Quality Analysts, Multimedia Developers\Designers, Programmers, SMEs, Project Managers etc. in Onsite and Offsite models)
• Content Localization (Text, Audio and Video translation in more than 40+ International languages like European, Latin American and Asia-Pac languages)
• Content Re-purposing and Re-engineering (Conversion of legacy content into newer forms and newer technologies)
• LMS/LCMS Solutions
• Technical Trainings for Education
• Mobile (Smart Phones & Tablets) and Game based Learning
• Simulation/Scenario based learning
• 2D/3D Animations, Multimedia Services
• XML/HTML Services
• Learning Portals Development
• Social Learning Communities Development


Gestionet

Location: Spain

Description:

Gestionet is an award-winning game developer based in Bilbao, transmitting content and values through serious games.

Services Offered:

Serious games, advergames, business games, video games, business simulators, etc.


Game Design Schools

Location: San Diego, CA 92101, United States

Description:

Become a video game designer today! Get your game design degree from top video game design colleges around the country.

Services Offered:

We match prospective game design students with the school that is right for them.


M.Ology Ltd

Location: UK

Description:

M.Ology is a specialist marketing agency with extensive experience in educational products and software. Clients include national educational software providers, educational and training bodies.

Services Offered:

Strategic marketing
Insight and market research
Cocept testing
Technology offer/ demonstration development
Operational marketing
ISTC dedicated studio services
Web and digital media development
Printed media development


TRAENTWORKS LLC

Location: Nürensdorf, ZH/Switzrland

Description:

TRAENTWORKS offers a wide range of solutions, services and competence in the areas of training and entertainment. Combining key aspects from the entertainment industries (like game-based technologies and entertaining motivation) with the domain know-how of professional training & simulation results in more efficient and enjoyed learning. To fulfill this vision, TRAENTWORKS develops product solutions and is operative in the two markets gaming and training & simulation and in the emerging market of serious gaming.

TRAENTWORKS is your professional partner for gaming, serious gaming and training & simulation solutions.

Services Offered:

TRAENTWORKS helps customers to reach their goals. The following professional services are offered for the Serious Gaming market:

Product & Project Development:
- Product strategy analysis and development
- System analysis, design, architecture and engineering
- Product and project development
- Solution deployment
- System testing

Consulting:
- Serious Gaming integration strategy consulting
- Serious Gaming concept analysis and development
- Market and product strategy analysis and development
- Product and project management
- Requirement analysis and engineering
- Offer review (2nd opinion)
- Product and project management and assessment
- Engineering support
- Research & Development support
- Customer service and support


KNOLSKAPE

Location: Singapore

Description:

KNOLSKAPE (www.knolskape.com) is an award winning serious gaming and simulation software company focusing on management training, assessments and research. Since 2008, we have been delighting managers from Fortune 500 companies, students at top B-schools, top-notch academicians and recruiters with our simulation based products and services. We believe that the best way of learning and assessing capabilities is by doing. Keeping with this philosophy, we have been developing engaging, immersive and real life-like products and services such as business simulations, multimedia case studies, virtual learning tools. In 2012, we bagged the APAC HR Award for best simulation solution and the Red Herring Top 100 Asia award. KNOLSKAPE is a NASSCOM Top 10 Emerge Company in 2012

Services Offered:

Custom Simulation Development
Gamification
Academic Computing


McCoy Multimedia

Location: Cedar Creek (Austin) TX 78612

Description:

McCoy Multimedia develops serious games based training and education. McCoy Multimedia develops virtual environments and social simulations to provide the learner with an opportunity to interact with virtual characters and apply the knowledge they have acquired in dynamic scenarios.

Services Offered:

• Analysis & Evaluation
• Audio, Visual & Multimedia
• Blended Learning Solutions
• Courseware Conversion
• Curriculum Development
• Distance Learning – Web & Computer-Based
• Education & Training Research
• Front End Analysis
• Instructional Systems Design
• Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI Level 1- 4)
• Language & Culture Training
• Leadership Training
• Maintenance Training
• Performance Assessment
• Scenario & Simulation Development
• SCORM & 508 Conformance
• Serious Gaming Development
• Vignette Design & Development


Spark Plug Games, LLC

Location: Cary, NC/USA

Description:

Spark Plug Games is a North Carolina-based games developer creating games for Web, PC/Mac, Sony PlayStation®3, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Sony PlayStation®Portable, Microsoft Xbox 360®, iOS and Android platforms.

Primary focus is on social games, casual games, serious games, and educational products using a combination of internal-developed technology and licensed middleware engines.

Historical development includes the creation of unique brand IPs as well as working with existing established brands including PAC-MAC, Puzzle Quest, and Dairy Queen.

Services Offered:

Software development and serious games development for cross-platform deployment on PC, Mac, web, iPhone, iPad, Android Mobile, Android Tablet, and gaming consoles.


The Write Toole

Location: West Hollywood, CA 90069

Description:

The Write Toole offers game design and narrative design consulting and services for serious games. With a track record in entertainment as well as the serious space, The Write Toole makes your game serious fun.

Services Offered:

* Game design consulting
* Narrative design consulting
* World building
* Story and character development
* Dialog


Gamechangers Pty Ltd

Location: South Africa

Description:

We are a Serious Games and Gamification consultancy based in Cape Town, South Africa

Services Offered:

Game Design
Game Development
Project Management
Research


Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch
Location: Germany, Wuppertal

Description:

Consultant for Serious Games

Services Offered:

Evaluable Game Concepts, Certification, Research


Daesign
Location: France

Description:

Serious Game and multimedia solutions editor, Daesign is at the forefront of interactive pedagogy. Through an exclusive dialogue simulation technology (AVA – autonomous virtual actors), Daesign conceived training, awareness raising or assessment tools and programs whose aim is the development of behavioral competencies.

The principles of video games are used to create programs adapted to professional training needs to upgrade managers and employees performances.

Its history, the aggregation of cross-disciplines competences and its unique AVA technology give Daesign its originality and make the company a unique actor on the Serious Game market.

Services Offered:

Serious Games conception : Creation of a specific training tool and follow-up from deployment to eventual face-to-face training sessions
Serious Games store : generic off-the-shelf serious games available via an annual subscription


Academic Business Advisors
Location: n/a

Description:

We help companies grow in the education market, both K12 and Higher Education. Working with management we devise a two year growth strategy incorporating messaging, marketing, product, channel, and sales, and then help the company execute to and revise that plan based on market feedback.

Services Offered:

Planning and execution of growth strategies in the education market.


Designing Digitally, Inc.
Location: n/a

Description:

As an award-winning full service provider of interactive and engaging E-Learning programs, 3D Training Simulations, Virtual Worlds, and Web design services, Designing Digitally, Inc. is dedicated to developing creative end to end design solutions for your company or organization.

Services Offered:

Training Simulations
Virtual Worlds for Corporate training
3D Virtual Training Simulations
Custom Role Playing E-Learning
High end 3D modeling & learning experiences
Instructional Design


Systems Navigator
Location: n/a

Description:

Systems Navigator is an independent software consultancy firm based in Delft, The Netherlands. Systems Navigator specializes in the design and creation of decision support solutions based on Operations Research technology. Our specific expertise is in using a combination of discrete event simulation and optimization for decision support models that can predict system performance, as well as can be used for operational decision making by means of planning and/or scheduling.

Services Offered:

- Software delivery
- Consultancy services
- Serious gaming
- Training
- Webinars


Grillo Leadership
Location: n/a

Description:

Provide management and leadership training to Fortune 500 companies.

Services Offered:

Executive Coaching
Team Development
Facilitation
Design and development of training programs


DWFM Beckman Solicitors
Location: n/a

Description:

A central London law firm specialising in Intellectual Property with particular expertise in the field of Computer and Internet Law

Services Offered:

We offer a broad range of IP and commercial advice from a legal perspective to our clients in media and the creative sectors.

We have a particular interest in the developing Serious Gaming industry and can assist with any relevant drafting and commercial negotiation of Computer and Internet contracts relevant to this sector


Aïtheka
Location: n/a

Description:

Aitheka was founded in 2010 to assist both local and international companies in creating their « serious game ».
We help you design your interactive solution that succeeds in promoting your brand, raise awareness in desired communities, and train your teams.

Services Offered:

A/ Strategic Consulting including project management, digital communication and training for Companies interested in Serious Games

> Help Define client's needs, objectives and ressources.
> Create all relevant documentation.
> Search, identify and evaluate development partners.
> Manage Pre production phase.
> Approve game design, technical design, art documents.
> Plan and manage development efforts.
> Liaise between clients and development teams.
> Manage production phase.
> Identify and resolve conflicts.

B/ Assistance to Development studios and Video Game publishers in answering call for tenders for both private companies and administrations.
> Analysis of requests.
> Compliance to specific formats.
> Creative proposals.
> Creation of final documents.


the serious games consultancy
Location: n/a

Description:

With over 20 years experience in the fields of project management, experiential training design and delivery, the video games industry and serious game applications The Serious Games Consultancy provides a unique and essential blend of skills and services essential to success. Combining serious games subject matter expertise; hands-on video game development and production experience; training needs and solutions determination; and knowledge of areas of application including education, healthcare, defence, emergency services and corporate development TSGC cracks the Serious Games paradigm and focuses on the best way to achieve the most effective results. It’s not what it is, it’s what you do with it that counts.

Services Offered:

Production
Application
Verification
Consultation
subject matter expertise consultancy
design
project management


Video Games as Learning Tools
Location: n/a

Description:

vgAlt is a full service instructional design provider of games and instruction environments led by Dr. Brock Dubbels who specializes in learning and assessment with emphasis in social learning and cognition.
As the Principal Learning Architect at vgAlt, Brock has brought together teams to develop products, systems, and analysis for teaching and training, entertainment, virtual worlds, models and simulations, branding, publicity, and full-service web-presence iPhone apps, SMS, and social-networking–all informed by research-based design and data
collection for decision making.

Services Offered:

Project Management, Psychometrics, Learning Analysis, Design. Return on Investment Analysis, Development.

Specialize in:
Educational research in cognitive psychology, curriculum and instruction, game design, discourse analysis, mixed-method design, theories of play and learning, assessment, instructional design, and technology innovation.


Brilliant Star (Parry Alexander) - Martine Parry
Location: n/a

Description:

Consulting and market analysis primarily, with ideation, event creation, marketing research and production and bid management strong skills. I produced the first European conference dedicated to serious games for learning and health - running to 4 annual editions; brought the community together with trade/ networking association ANGILS and researched, wrote and published the first market report based on primary research data from all members of the supply and value chain.

Services Offered:

Serious Games Report - I research and write reports. I have an existing report on the European market available. Not only is this existing data invaluable for market analysis by stake-holders across industry sectors but it stands as a beacon and valuable reference point to how the serious games community has progressed against the predictions made in the report. In fact it is more relevant today than when it was written.

Serious Games Conference Data & Services - A conference audio CD is available with all the day's presentations at annnual conference Apply Serious Games. I work with conference creators to help scope and tailor the conference to meet the needs of all stake-holders.

I provide services across market and business development and am a strong networker.


Brilliant Star (Parry Alexander) - Martine Parry
Location: n/a

Description:

Consulting and market analysis primarily, with ideation, event creation, marketing research and production and bid management strong skills. I produced the first European conference dedicated to serious games for learning and health - running to 4 annual editions; brought the community together with trade/ networking association ANGILS and researched, wrote and published the first market report based on primary research data from all members of the supply and value chain.

Services Offered:

Serious Games Report - I research and write reports. I have an existing report on the European market available. Not only is this existing data invaluable for market analysis by stake-holders across industry sectors but it stands as a beacon and valuable reference point to how the serious games community has progressed against the predictions made in the report. In fact it is more relevant today than when it was written.

Serious Games Conference Data & Services - A conference audio CD is available with all the day's presentations at annnual conference Apply Serious Games. I work with conference creators to help scope and tailor the conference to meet the needs of all stake-holders.

I provide services across market and business development and am a strong networker.