Press Releases

Carnegie Science Awards Trybus

Carnegie Science Center Recognizes Jessica Trybus for her Corporate Innovation

Jessica Trybus is this years’ Carnegie Science Center’s Corporate Innovation Award winner for her work in reinventing workforce development by making career exploration fun, informative, and most free through mobile video games and the Simcoach Skill Arcade.

JobPro: Get Hired Construction

New Construction Skill Arcade Game in time for the Master Builders’ Construction Industry Evening of Excellence

Simcoach Games is excited to announce the release of a construction edition of its popular JobPro: Get Hired game. Like the original, Get Hired Construction is a free mobile video game offered as part of the Simcoach Skill Arcade. In this edition of Get Hired, job seekers learn construction specific interviewing skills.

JobPro: Get Hired!

The Newest Addition to the Simcoach Skill Arcade - JobPro: Get Hired!

Simcoach Games has re-released JobPro: Get Hired! to the mobile app stores. This re-release features new interview questions and back-end integration with the Simcoach Skill Arcade, our workforce development platform that helps job seekers assess their aptitudes, explore careers, learn basic job skills, and develop job readiness skills.

Simcoach Games and MBA at AGC

Simcoach Games and the Master Builders’ Association team up to talk about video games in DC

Simcoach Games CEO, Jessica Trybus, and MBA Director of Safety, Bob McCall will be attending the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s Safety & Health Conference to talk about Harness Hero's success and highlight opportunities where video games can be used to more effectively educate the workforce as it pertains to workplace safety.

Simcoach Games Serious Play 2016

Simcoach Games headlines at 2016 Serious Play Conference

Simcoach Games will be headlining at the Serious Play Conference in Chapel Hill, NC. Eben Myers will be hosting a talk at the conference titled “Designing to Drive the Adoption of Workplace Video Game Training,” and one of their games, CityHacks, has earned an award from the conference.

Harness Hero Simcoach Games

Simcoach Games and the Master Builders’ Association are saving lives with Harness Hero

Pittsburgh has always been known for its innovative ideas that redefine industries and save lives. These two innovators have teamed up to develop a video game that draws awareness to fall protection and teaches workers the critical skills needed to stay safe on the job.

CREATE Festival 2016

Simcoach Games is honored at CREATE Festival 2016

For the past nine years Pittsburgh has been home to the CREATE Festival. Standing for “Changing Realities with Art and Technology Explorations,” CREATE features a full-day line-up of art, tech, workshops, panels, performances, awards, parties and opportunities to experience the newest trends in creativity and innovation.

Serious Play Convention

Simcoach Games hosts UPMC, Honeywell at Serious Play Conference

Simcoach Games will present two talks on the process of building games with development partners from UPMC and Honeywell Labs at the Serious Play Conference, July 21-23, 2015.

Fast Tracker 2015 Jess Trybus

Simcoach Games CEO, Jess Trybus, names 2015 Fast Tracker by Pittsburgh Business Times

Simcoach Games is proud to announce CEO Jessica Trybus has been named a 2015 Fast Tracker by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Winners are selected in recognition of their successful efforts to grow a business or nonprofit before the age of 40.

Mission Main Street Simcoach Games

Simcoach Games enters Mission Main Street grant competition

Help Simcoach Games grow and give back to the community by voting online before June 19, 2015! Simcoach Games is excited to announce our application to the Mission Main Street Grants competition by Chase.

Simcoach Games at CREATE Fest

Simcoach Games Finalist, Highlighted Speaker at CREATE Fest 2015

Simcoach Games is proud to announce our entry to the CREATEFest 2015 Awards, PA Job Quest, has been named a finalist in the Entertainment, Film and Digital Media category. Eben Myers will expand upon using game design as a lens into learning during his session “Learning and Game Design or How I Learned to Love Broccoli”

Simcoach Games development team

Simcoach Games expands workforce in 2015

Entering its tenth year as the leading serious games company in Pittsburgh, Simcoach Games has created five new positions in the first quarter of 2015. We have the privilege of welcoming: Ed Gill, Alexandra Cole, Bryon Lagania, Hao Fu, and Anthony Zabiegalski.

Simcoach Games and Heart Failure Coach

Simcoach Games makes patient engagement simple, interactive, and measurable at HIMSS15

Gamification has taken many industries, from finance to education and now healthcare, by storm. In theory, gamification can make even the most technical of subjects interesting and engaging to learn.

Simcoach Games changes name

Etcetera Edutainment Changes Name to Simcoach Games

Etcetera Edutainment, a leader in delivering video game-based training simulations and “serious games” to organizations for nearly ten years, has announced that the company is now doing business under the name Simcoach Games.

White Papers


“Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it's Going”

by Jessica Trybus


“Emergent Stories in Massively Multiplayer Online Games: Using Improvisational Techniques to Design for Emotional Impact”

by Brenda Harger, David Jimison, Eben Myers, Ben Smith, Shanna Tellerman


“Toward a framework for the analysis and design of educational games”

by Vincent Aleven, Eben Myers, Matthew Easterday, Amy Ogan