September 2012 – Ternion Corporation President Brad Spearing was quoted in a Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine article titled “Serious Gaming Update”. Here are some excerpts from the article.
“Game software is seldom designed to be customized by those other than the original developers,” said Spearing. “In the defense industry, where simulation requirements are numerous and everchanging, not being able to use their own developers to customize the game can be a serious problem for end-users.”
“In many games, the game and the scenarios that the game supports are inseparable. It is often difficult, if not impossible, to edit existing scenarios or create totally new scenarios,” said Spearing. “FLAMES [Flexible Analysis, Modeling and Exercise System] was designed from the ground up to be customizable by the end-user. The source code to all system models is included with the development kit, and new models can be added quickly and easily.”
FLAMES can simulate large battles involving almost any type of military system. FLAMES can also directly interact with real C4I systems. These are some of the reasons why FLAMES is already being used as the foundation for so many C4I system operator trainers, said Spearing.
Read the full article at Military Training Technology online.