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December 8th, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - The Scharf family wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year for 2008!
 
 
 
 
December 1st, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - Eric M. Scharf and his SiTEL teammates are in the beginning stages of developing a Burn Patient Management training simulation prototype!
 
This serious game will allow both medical and non-medical staff to experience the high-pressure stakes of life in a hospital burn unit during a mass casualty incident (MCI) having to carefully diagnose critical burn patients within exacting time cycles with life hanging in the balance.
 
Users will perform the tasks that emergency responders and other health care personnel would carry out during a MCI. Users will have to manage the needs of victims while projecting ahead to prepare for the scope and nature of a MCI. Users will interact with the victims, the environment, and other frontline responders just as they would in an actual situation.
 
Eric spent the early part of this ongoing development performing research tasks involving taking photos and video footage of live burn patient surgeries and wound dressings. Far more fascinating than stomach churning. Stay tuned for more!
 
 
 
 
October 22nd, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - Eric M. Scharf has agreed to become a creative consultant for Cranial Tap, Inc. consulting on and participating in the creation of real-time 3D environment and GUI concept proposals for a variety of corporate initiatives within Second Life.
 
 
 
    
 
September 27th, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - Eric M. Scharf has agreed to become Art Director for the Simulation and Training Environment Laboratory (SiTEL) division of MedStar Health's ER One Institute of Washington Hospital Center.
 
SiTEL is a former serious games client of BreakAway, Ltd. which specializes in the creation of serious games for wide-ranging medical applications. Eric and two former BreakAway colleagues (William Becker and Bruce Milligan) will initially be contracting with SiTEL over the few couple months as they work to establish a solid development foundation and in-depth infrastructure for all of their current and future projects.
 
 
 
 
August 13th, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - Eric M. Scharf has agreed to become the Game Strategy Development Consultant for the Hip Venture Company, Inc. consulting on the various development strategies necessary to help launch-and-maintain the online social network and associated game products for the international Hip Chicas brand.
 
 
 
 
August 22nd, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - After an enormous delay of nearly eleven months involving an incredible ordeal with customs and an epic search for a willing distribution partner Arabian Lords has finally shipped to store shelves in the Middle East region (as shown in the above image from the Virgin Megastore in Dubai).
 
 
 
 
March 1st, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - It is another momentous day in the history of Scharf Creative Services, as Eric and Jodi Scharf proudly announce the birth of their second child, Matthew Benjamin Scharf! This handsome little bundle weighs in at 6 pounds and 19 inches. Stay tuned for more!
 
 
 
 
February 19th, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - The SCS site GCI Portfolio section has been updated with new material for Arabian Lords.
 
 
 
 
January 1st, 2007
Owings Mills, Maryland - Scharf Creative Services wants to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!