Video games are being used to save the planet. Traditional communication efforts to help people understand what drives environmental problems can sometimes fall short. Games are being used to help make research on leading environmental issues, like ocean plastic pollution, conservation, and climate change, come to life. By putting the control in the hands of the public, new games are connecting the dots and motivating players to get involved. Join us as we learn more about these games in-action, their impacts, and how they are engaging audiences to learn, act, and grow into environmental do-gooders.
This event will cover four different games:
- An augmented reality game produced by the experts at Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement
- The Plastic Pipeline, an in-progress digital game at the Wilson Center employing policy analysis from the China Environment Forum and the expertise of the Serious Games Initiative
- Beyond Blue, a digital a single-player narrative adventure by E-Line Media, the makers of Never Alone, in partnership with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II) and OceanX Media
- Pokémon Go, one of the many games produced by Niantic Labs that is being used globally to promote sustainable action like collecting over 145 tons of trash
Questions for the panel can be submitted at the time of registration, or during the event using the livestream moderated chat.
Serious Games Initiative
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China Environment Forum
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Science and Technology Innovation Program
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Environmental Change and Security Program
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