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

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
Computer Game Design Senior Expo
May 5th, 2016
Computer Game Design Graduation
May 14th, 2016
ITEC in London
May 17th – May 19th


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.