Games for health, language and other enterprise training games will be previewed for the first time at GCA

GAMES CONVENTION ASIA (GCA)- Singapore, 18 September 2008– Games Factory Online, Europe’s leading game company from the Netherlands announced today a line-up of more than 20 games aimed at providing alternative training solutions to businesses, schools and hospitals.

This is the first time that a European company is launching such a wide slate of titles which targets a B2B market and yet still has very strong content that will be hugely popular amongst a specific audience ranging from patients who are being treated for diabetics, to corporate and business managers, to students seeking to improve language skills, and even hospitality venues or schools looking for solutions to train staff or students.

“There is a growing need for“serious games” which as the term suggests, are computer games designed to help achieve practical outcomes, such as improving conditional behavior through training. The goal of Games Factory Online is to use our expertise as a game developer and publisher to create games that provide solutions to health care and other social challenges,” said Hennie van Velzen, Director and co-founder of Games Factory Online.

"We continuously seek opportunities to create‘learn through play’ game communities for businesses, schools and hospitals where users of our games range from NGOs to schools to hospitals looking for ways to increase long term profitability by lowering costs for process implementation, training or staffing costs required in a traditional business process. Games Convention Asia was a very appropriate place to introduce our range of games with the penetration rate of online games much higher here in Asia than the rest of the world.

Serious games by Games Factory Online include titles for:

- Language education

- Project management

- Facility/hotel management

- Business dynamics

- Change Management

- Climate change education

Games Factory Online also develops entertainment games for mobile, Nintendo DS and online platforms

- Stratego Next Edition (Nintendo DS)

- Rummikub (Nintendo DS)

- Stratego Online (PC online)

Games Factory Online will be located from 18 to 20 September 2008 at at the Games Convention Asia Business Centre at Booth B305, Level 3, Suntec Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Access into the business centre is limited to media and business visitors. Games Convention Asia is the only event catered for digital entertainment and interactive industry where gaming companies showcase their latest products and services to the publishers, developers, distributors and investors.

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Red Dawn Communications

Florence Ang

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