What we do
AlbaSim is the “Serious Game” research axis at the Media Engineering Institute of the HES-SO.
Our research and development activities are related to the design and development of Serious Games for training purposes. A Serious Game is a computer application that combines a serious intention, of an educational, informative or training nature with playful mechanics from the worlds of video games and computer simulations.
Our research and development activities includes designing authoring tools for serious games, integrating serious games and active pedagogies, using serious games as a basis for resolving real-world problems, analyzing the impact of using serious games.
Discover our Serious Games
Patient’s Rights & Innovative Teaching StrategyA Serious Game for education on the legal rules of the health field. This game will be used as a driver for pedagogical innovation. Funded by HES-SO, in partnership with Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud
Project Management Game (PM-Game)Take the role of a project manager and manage a virtual project! A complete educational concept integrating software simulation, teamwork and role-playing. The PM-Game is currently used by thousands of students in Switzerland and abroad.
Co.LABDevelopment of a collaborative digital platform for the co-design, co-development and co-evaluation of serious games. Project financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and conducted in partnership with the University of Fribourg and the University of Geneva.
MIMMSDevelopment of a simulation for individual and team training in the management of major medical events. The project is co-funded by the University Hospital of Geneva and InnoSuisse.
The Wegas platform
The Wegas authoring system developed in our institute, to facilitate access to serious games:
Simplified game customization
We conduct AR&D projects in collaboration with academic partners ranging from pedagogical research centers to natural language processing.