Innovative Energy Combustion Certification Simulation Wins Major Industry Acclaim

By Caspian Learning, PRNE
Monday, November 14, 2011

LONDON, November 15, 2011 -


An innovative simulation designed to improve the effectiveness of Combustion Safety Training has received widespread industry acclaim by winning a coveted award. The award for ‘Best Learning Game, Simulation or Virtual Environment’ was given to Caspian Learning & Interplay Energy at the Elearning Age Awards ceremony last Thursday.

The awards ceremony, held at the London Marriot in Grosvenor Square last Thursday, showcased the elearning industry’s brightest stars as they pitted their products against one another for industry acclaim.

Interplay Energy’s ‘InterCaz’ Combustion Safety Analysis simulation, developed in partnership with award-winning serious games company, Caspian Learning, was one of the simulations shortlisted for the ‘Best Learning Game, Simulation or Virtual Environment’ award amongst tough competition.

Interplay Energy’s innovative ‘Intercaz’ is a comprehensive Combustion Appliance Safety training simulation program with the following highlights:

  • Delivered over web; accessed through Internet Explorer and Google Chrome
  • Scenario engine with numerous scenarios and endless variability
  • Matched to Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards
  • 3-D equipment and appliances make the simulation feel like a real world environment
  • Built on principles of effective game-based learning

As well as these unique features and benefits that have never before been seen in a Combustion Safety Analysis simulation, successful completion of the Intercaz course qualifies trainees for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This makes Intercaz the first simulation that can actually certify performance.

Lee Rushworth, a spokesman for Caspian Learning said of Intercaz, “what Intercaz offers is truly unique. To gain actual qualifications, learners do not need to sit an exam. Their score in the simulation will determine whether they get the certification or not.

In terms of simulation and certification, this is a major breakthrough and is absolutely deserving of industry recognition.”

In an awards shortlist made up of some heavy-hitting elearning companies, Caspian Learning & Interplay Energy managed to win the Bronze Award for Best Learning Game, Simulation or Virtual Environment.

It is Caspian Learning’s 11th industry award for excellence in serious games and simulations for learning, performance improvement and engagement.

About Caspian Learning

Caspian Learning are a multi award-winning serious games technology and design company. Formed in 2002, they are the developer of the acclaimed Thinking Worlds, whose globally unique technology allows instructional designers to create fully immersive 3D sims & games at costs previously restricted to 2D development.  They are the global leader in the use of 3D games and simulations technology for performance improvement, having developed over 100 sims or games for clients all over the world including IBM, BBC, QinetiQ, Accenture, Volvo, the Ministry of Defence and the European Union among others.

About Interplay Energy

Interplay Energy develops 3-D interactive simulation training and testing applications for the clean energy workforce.  Interplay’s first product, INTERCAZ, is an immersive, life-like and fun training game that teaches energy efficiency contractors combustion safety skills and diagnostic analysis. Interplay is also delivering the industry’s first simulation testing platform and application.

Lee Rushworth


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