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