get serious

serious gaming & virtual worlds

We are always innovating and upping our game. At CESI, we develop and implement serious games and virtual worlds that provide rich and engaging learning environments. Working closely with our customers, we bring visions and training requirements to life in a fully developed training concept for prototype or full application.

We will guide you through the process of determining the best virtual training type (Real-time strategy [RTS], sandbox, first- or third-person shooter [FPS, TPS], etc.) and training modality (monitor and keyboard, virtual reality [VR], augmented reality [AR], etc.) to suit your needs. After the hard part is over, you get to sit back while we construct your customized virtual world(s) that will soon provide the necessary training for your workforce.

training solutions for your reality

At CESI, we are proud of our growing list of satisfied customers and track record of providing them with the solutions they want and need. Working with customers to quickly and fully understand their needs and objectives has always been key to our success.

We bring the same level of care, commitment, and attention to detail to all of our training solutions.

technology with purpose

Technology is at the heart of everything we do, but we never lose sight of your training objectives. We are experts in the disciplined and nuanced application of technology in our solutions: We never apply technology for technology’s sake.

Our serious game solutions place your training audience in an engaging, interactive, immersive virtual environment perfectly suited to reinforce, and maximize retention of key training concepts.


immersive training

CESI, through an Army contract, created a government-owned software platform known as EDGE (Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment). Used by both the US Army and the Department of Homeland Security, EDGE helps these organizations create highly accurate virtual environments for immersive training and other applications using a commercial game engine​.

The EDGE platform allows for single or multi-player applications and can be used for courseware products, research, development prototyping, experimentation, risk reduction analysis as well as training and testing in an interactive immersive game-based environment​.

EDGE capabilities

  • Multiple “game” types including First Person Shooter and Real-time Strategy
  • Administrative / Instructor Tools
  • Inventory System
  • Vehicle Support
  • Customizable Player Classes
  • Multiplayer Network
  • Context-Sensitive User Interface
  • Voice over IP (VOIP) Communication
  • Artificial Intelligence Driven Non-player Characters (NPCs) with Reactive Behaviors
  • Ability for Live Role Players to Issue Commands to NPCs
  • DirectX 12 Support
  • Fully functional fire and smoke propagation system
  • Weapon Models, both lethal and non-lethal
  • Character Damage Models with support for bleed-out
  • Ability to perform limited first aid on Role Players and NPCs
  • Configurable Scenario-wide Options to Modify Gameplay
  • Ability for non-collocated trainees to participate in same exercise via the cloud
  • Composable Character System
  • Auto-generating tile system for movement/actions in RTS scenarios
  • Turn-based action subsystem for units in RTS scenarios

design is in the details

complete serious game solutions

CESI has a fully-staffed serious game studio experienced in training requirements analysis, storyboarding, 2D and 3D art production, animation, audio production, UI and gameplay systems development, level design, integration, testing, and documentation. Whether your training objectives are best achieved inside the classroom or out, CESI has the skills and tools necessary to take your training application from concept and development, to a polished, fully-deployed product. We employee a range of qualified staff in these areas:

  • 2 Dimension
  • 3 Dimension
  • Technical Artists
  • Animators
  • Game Designers
  • Level Designers
  • Audio & Video Production
  • Software Developers
  • Management & Production