Friday, April 15, 2011

Serious Games For Sailing Novices Develop Offshore Racing Strategies

Serious Games challenging us to play a better future


Via: Dassault SystèmesOffshore Racing With Most Highly Awarded Solo Sailor Michel Desjoyeaux – Serious Game

Dassault Systèmes have just launched a Serious Game which has been created in the context of a project with Michel Desjoyeaux, the world’s most highly awarded solo sailor: "Offshore Racing with Michel Desjoyeaux".

In the new Serious Game, sailing novices and enthusiasts alike can discover all the strategic challenges involved in a race. They will learn how to handle and maneuver their boat in all types of weather – including when things get rough!


Learn about life on board the 60 foot monohull Foncia. Manage properly and as quickly as possible the various stages of life on board the ship.


Plan your race strategy - Develop your strategy to finish the race as quickly as possible. To do this, find the best route between the starting point and ending point and then adapt your sailing according to the wind.

Throughout the Serious Game, skipper Michel Desjoyeaux offers tips and advice and shares some of his favorite racing experiences with players.

The Serious Game is available on multiple screens, especially in 3D Television.

Until May 28, 2011, Dassault Systèmes will be hosting an online contest with prizes as sailing jackets and polar jackets.

You can find more information on the dedicated website  and Play in real-time 3D 



Here is the media release.

Experience The Exhilaration Of An Offshore Yacht Race With A 3d Online Serious Game, Developed By Dassault Systèmes In Partnership With Michel Desjoyeaux.

After allowing people to help yachtsmen design their boat and then join them on board, Dassault Systèmes is now offering sailing fans the opportunity to enjoy a unique 3D immersive and educational experience by competing virtually in an offshore yacht race with Michel Desjoyeaux.

In a fun, online game environment, sailing novices and enthusiasts alike can discover all the strategic challenges involved in a race. They will learn how to handle and maneuver their boat in all types of weather – including when things get rough!

Throughout the Serious Game, skipper Michel Desjoyeaux offers tips and advice and shares some of his favorite racing experiences with players.

With this new interactive 3D application, which is also available in a 3D TV version, yachting fans can head for the ocean virtually from the comfort of their own home to experience all the thrills of offshore racing, coached by Michel Desjoyeaux's avatar!

"I am delighted to offer sailing novices and enthusiasts the chance to immerse themselves in this unique environment, made possible thanks to powerful experiential 3D technology. I am proud to have contributed to this groundbreaking project with Dassault Systèmes. It’s made me realize how Serious Games are helping pave the way to new forms of communication and sharing," said Michel Desjoyeaux, double Vendée Globe winner.


About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries.

A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling.

The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.

For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/



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