Victor Keegan has a piece on why serious games matter in Technology Guardian. What are serious games? Games which have the formal intention of training and learning, rather than learning being a side effect of gameplay.
Games development is important for the UK economy and currently facing serious competition from Canada’s (successful) strategy of subsidising games development to build an industry with critical mass.
Good to see a mention for the Serious Games Institute at Coventry University. Also the TruSim interactive triage training simulation from Blitz Games Studios. I’ve seen a demo at their Leamington Spa HQ and it’s impressive.