The SIMS Games Challenge 2019 has now concluded. View the list of winners here

About the Challenge:

Rapid advancements in virtual reality and machine learning research are revolutionising the future of healthcare simulation training and serious games. With these developments in mind, the Serious Games Assocation (SGA) and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS) are proud to co-organise the inaugural SIMS Games Challenge, a healthcare simulation game design competition held on 24 October 2019 as part of the S3 Conference 2019. The competition explores innovative application of new technologies to enhance learning for the healthcare industry. 

Form teams and submit your simulation and/or serious game concepts for any of the listed categories below! Shortlisted projects will be matched with a developer team to proceed on to the finals where you will present your prototype game. Winners stand a chance to walk away with attractive cash prizes and have their games listed on the AppFORO Marketplace

Curious to find out about what Serious Games is? 
Check out our quick three-minute guide to Serious Games here

Team Categories:
(a) Open Category

Submission Categories: 

(A) Games for Learning & Assessment
(B) Games for Intervention (includes TeleHealth games)
(C) Games for Healthcare Leadership and Management
(D) Games for Awareness Creation or User Education
(E) Others


Open Category
1st Prize: 

S$1,000 Cash Prize
Game will be listed on AppFORO Marketplace
​2nd Prize: 
S$750 Cash Prize 
Game will be listed on AppFORO Marketplace
3rd Prize: 
S$500 Cash Prize 
Game will be listed on AppFORO Marketplace

Important Dates:

1 January - 14 April 2019
​​Registration and Submissions Open
29 March 2019, 12.00pm - 12.45pm
​"How Serious Games Can be Digital Medicine?" Webinar 
12 April 2019, 12.00pm - 12.45pm 
"Current Trends in Technology: Using Gamification and Games to enhance Teaching and Learning" Webinar 
10 May 2019
​Registration and Submissions Close
​13 May 2019
​SIMS Games Challenge Round 1 Announcement

17 May 2019
​Serious Games Design Introduction Workshop 
*Successful teams going to the Finals are required to attend these workshops, which will introduce topics like player motivation, human behaviourial changes, limitations of technology and many more. 

1 June - 30 September 2019
​Introduction of Teams to Game Developers followed by Game Development Phase
​24 October 2019
​SIMS Games Challenge Finals 


If you have any questions about the SIMS Games Challenge, please contact