"Videogames, as a medium, have also reached a stage in their development where they are mature enough to tackle concepts far more meaningful than just shooting space aliens." So says the brains behind the Serious Games initiative just launched by the ABC and Screen Australia. They're calling for serious game design ideas, with the eventual competition winners receiving funding to development their idea into a playable game.
We are looking for game IDEAS that address issues that may be in the field of society and culture, health, relationships, history, science, politics, or the environment. The game will explore this idea/topic in an imaginative, creative, entertaining and innovative way, with a strong game narrative and solid underlying educative aspect.
Serious Games [ABC, thanks Brendan!]