From a PLM challenge to a 3D Serious Game

After having helped Michel Desjoyeaux in his PLM challenge by designing and building his 60ft monohull boat in less than 6 months, we made it possible to discover the strategic aspects of racing, learn how to handle a boat (even in difficult weather conditions!) and understand the main maneuvers to perform on a boat…

How? With a 3D serious game called “Offshore racing with Michel Desjoyeaux”! All within the context of a fun online game, it is possible to experience Michel’s life, accompanied by Mister Desjoyeaux himself who will give you some clues as well as anecdotes about his personal experience in a similar race. 😉

At this occasion, we decided to launch an online contest open until May 28th 2011.

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Prizes go from a day with Michel Desjoyeaux (limited to French participants only… sorry non-French people!) to winning high quality sailing jackets, bags, DVDs…

The goal is to be the fastest… So here are some tips for you guys:

  1. The race strategy: find the best balance between the shortest route and the strongest winds… and remember the shorter may not be the better!
  2. The life on board: manage properly the various stages of life on board the ship, it is as important as sailing!

Come on guys, it has to be a 3DPerspectives reader who wins!!

Tell us if you rocked the sea! 😉



Marc Pavageau is Dassault Systèmes’ online marketing and communication director.