info-greyThe business development, community outreach, and applied R&D arm of the Computer Game Design Program at Mason, the Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) was founded in March of 2014 on the Mason Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County.

Nolan Bushnell
Game Pioneer in Residence
Legendary Founder of both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters chain.

info-redEvery year, the VSGI partners with government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit companies to develop innovative and cutting edge applied research projects. Areas of expertise include MedSim, VR/AR diagnostic and training solutions, mobile and wearable game technologies, EdTech Game platform development, and Cyber-Game education.

VSGI Mission

To support Mason’s Entrepreneurial and Innovation goals by cultivating and supporting Mason-founded startups, rapid prototype development, high-value knowledge job creation, and regional economic development through serious game technology discovery to improve the human condition.

VSGI Schedule of Upcoming Events

How to Build Your Career in Game Design Panel

How to Build Your Career in Game Design Panel
Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, Center for the Arts, Grand Tier 111 – Connect with employers from the game design industry offering job search tips. Employer participants: Bethesda Softworks, Big Huge Games, Firaxis Games, Ubisoft Toronto


The Mason Game & Technology Academy is a part of the Computer Game Design Program at Mason and the Virginia Serious Game Institute (SGI). Community classes and summer programs are run through George Mason University’s Potomac Arts Academy – the community arts division of GMU.