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Serious Games & Virtual Trainers for Complex Training Needs

Does your organization have a training requirement that is challenging, complex, intense, expensive, and/or potentially dangerous in the real-world situations they involve? Are you spending too much time and money on physical training that does not accurately reflect the training tasks required?

HigherEchelon builds Serious Games & Virtual Trainers to meet the needs of any industry in which realistic training is paramount to prepare for adverse environments and complex skillsets, including scenarios for:

First Responders – Construction – Medical/Emergency Treatment – Armed Forces/Defense – Law Enforcement – Others

Our training solutions reduce the overall cost of your training and provide an engaging and effective experience for your users. We use modern commercial gaming technology including the Unity and Unreal engines to create game-based, virtual training products that delight users and solve common training challenges. Our serious games and virtual training apps are leveraged by clients ranging from NFL Teams to the U.S. Army to solve their live training challenges such as:

Danger & Injury Risk – Prohibitive Logistical Intensity – Difficulty Replicating Real-World Scenarios –  Training Expense

Serious Games & Virtual Trainers Provide Benefits over Traditional Methods

Sometimes in-person training isn’t possible or ideal. With life-like, immersive technology, you can create training experiences that augment existing training and provide multiple advantages over traditional methods including:

 – A lower overall cost for training that requires specialized equipment, difficult-to-replicate / unique environments, or for training that gets expensive because it is frequently repeated. 

 – The ability to safely train skills in an otherwise dangerous environment. 

 – A visual and hands-on method of training familiar to the generations who have grown up playing video games that is highly effective for visual learners. 

–  Improved engagement and motivation for your trainees. 

What is the Difference Between a Serious Game and Virtual Trainer?

Serious Games are games with a primary objective of learning or practicing a skill, rather than a game designed for entertainment. They utilize many of the same techniques found in entertainment games – Serious Games can be story-driven, have objectives with win and loss criteria, and will use entertaining gameplay features to facilitate learning.

Virtual Trainers are realistic simulations of real-life training environments. While there may be some gamification (scoring, leaderboards), Virtual Trainers are less heavy on “gameplay” and feel less like a game than Serious Games. 

HigherEchelon is the Premier Trusted Source for Serious Games & Virtual Trainers

HigherEchelon’s gaming and simulation work can be seen in high stakes training environments for groups ranging from professional athletes to soldiers. For example, HigherEchelon supports the Army Game Studio in the development of Serious Games & Virtual Trainers for U.S. Army soldiers. Our developers have supported Army Game Studio in the development of many of these serious games and trainers: 

  • Transportable, Reconfigurable, Integrated Crew Trainer (TRICT) 
  • Javelin Enhanced Producibility Basic Skills Trainer (EPBST) 
  • Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Virtual Crew and Dismount Trainers 
  • Commonly Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS) Trainer

How to Work with Us to Build Your Serious Game or Virtual Trainer

HigherEchelon has the experience and team needed to create Serious Games & Virtual Trainers for your organization. We work with customers from conception through design, development, and delivery.

We’d love to discuss your needs. Call us at 866-488-9228, email us at Solutions@higherechelon.com, or fill out this form for a free consultation.