Games for Good

Data Science , Science

by Kate Rushton | Feb. 28, 2019
A challenge to crowdsource prototypes of computer games for education that address 1 or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A challenge to crowdsource prototype computer games that educate the player to help tackle 1 or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This could be a single one-player game that can be played on a raspberry pi and tackles gender equality by educating the player on the rights on women and has the player being the boss in a company having to make decisions for workers. 

This could be a multiplayer raspberry pi game for a class where players have to learn about energy and sustainability to earn points towards solar panels for the school. 

Or it could be a simple game that can be played on a basic PC and help the children under 14 understand the importance of well being through an adventure journey .

 

The criteria for submissions are:

 

  • It is accessible to children under the age of 16 classed as poor-income according to the SDGs i.e. playable on a low-cost device such as a raspberry pi; is educational; and easy to understand with accessible text
  • It is low-cost to install and distribute
  • It is educational by being compatible with the curriculum of the target markets and having a measurable, quantifiable impact e.g. test of the student's understanding before and after playing the game, are related to the 17 SDGs

The prize for this challenge is:

  • Funding to develop the game further
  • Chance to present the game at a major gaming conference/event with their own stand

Sponsors: Telecoms, Game Developers, Tech Companies, FTSE 500 companies

 

  • reza mottaghian June 4, 2019, 2:44 p.m. PDT
    We can design game about our body,
    For example about one white blood cell , that travel all over our body and cooperation with other cell to find threat or defences.
    In this story game we can add all ethical eduacation with game and training how we can live better in world.
    It can publish in mobile game or camputer game
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