Serious Game Echo Wins Gold Medal at the 2022 International Serious Play Awards

Our serious game Echo was one of three educational games developed for Corporate/Vocational Skills Training to have been awarded a gold medal in the 2022 International Serious Play Awards Program. This is where creativity, innovation, and new technology meet, and the awards are a measuring stick for excellence in serious games and simulators that promote learning in various fields.

A high-quality serious game on coaching

Echo is a dynamic game about coaching. Through eight interactive lessons and three real-life cases, learners assume the role of a prestigious coach tasked with assisting an important public figure in effectively implementing a global strategy to eliminate plastic from our oceans. It teaches and reinforces skills for coaching, empathy, assertive communication, neutrality, and effective questioning. 

Almost 14,000 students in over 500 organizations all over the world have already played Echo, including Coca-Cola, KPMG, Michelin, and Santander. This serious game has achieved an average completion rate of 96.9% and a total score of 8.6 out of 10, earning it an average NPS (Net Promoter Score) of 53.3%. Quite a contrast compared to the NPS of -29 that employees give to traditional e-learning courses. The majority of users (98.7%) find it applicable to their daily life and 95% of them would recommend it to their colleagues. 

Echo is only one of the many serious games in our catalog, the most-awarded game-based learning catalog in the world. It includes over 40 games on a variety of topics, including leadership, teamwork, diversity, inclusivity, or negotiation, among many others.

The winning formula for our serious games consists of:

  • Quality content that’s applicable to students’ day-to-day lives both in and out of the office.
  • Gamification and storytelling to hook players and promote engagement (levels, rankings, minigames, etc.), ensuring higher completion rates.
  • Real-life simulations that give students the opportunity to practice their skills in a safe environment—all with instant and personalized feedback.

The 2022 International Serious Play Awards

All of this earned our serious game a place in the Serious Play Awards’ top three skills training games. Every year since 2009, the Serious Play Conference recognizes new and interesting developments in the world of serious games. It brings together professionals who are exploring the use of game-based learning and working together to shape the future of training and education.

Speakers come to share their experiences in education alongside editors, academics, game designers, and companies involved in game-based learning across multiple industries. Additionally, more than 35 awards are given out in a variety of categories of serious games, including Corporate, Health, State, Government and Military, Pre-school education, K-12 education, Higher education, Museums, etc.

The International Serious Play Awards are where professionals push the boundaries of what’s possible in corporate training and online education, and we can see where the industry can go in the future. Attendees come to be inspired, learn together, and take serious games to the next level. We’re honored to participate and have our game recognized.

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