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Serious game -> Human Rights

MONEYOCRACY - ROOM 501C4

Serious game, 2012

A simulation game about the financial influences on political campaigns. Published the day before the US presidential election. An epiphany of deep-seated problems.

Watch also the Documentary

PHONE STORY - the dark side of smartphone manufacturing

Serious game, 2011

The raw material used in smartphones, coltan, is extracted by young boys of the Congo. You will have to prevent them from taking a break when tired, or else they\'ll produce little for their wage of $1~5/day. From here, follow the production chain of your little jewel: suicides in China, planned obsolescence, waste.
Available on the Android Market and banned from the other online app store. It costs 73 cents, 70% of which will be donated to organizations working to solve the issues mentioned in this game.

SEED WARRIORS

Serious game, 2009

“Svalbard Global Seed Vault” is the world’s first global seed bank, opened in February 2008 in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, deemed to be the safest place on earth. Eventually, 4.5 million seed samples will be stored to ensure the continued existence of biodiversity and fight against hunger and poverty in developing countries.
Serious game, website, documentary, DVD with 93 minutes special features.
Selected for International Green Film Award, Berlinale 2011; Finalist BaKaFORUM Cross-Media Prize for Adult Education.

DARFUR IS DYING

Serious game, 2009

Darfur is Dying is a viral video game for change that provides a window into the experience of the 2.5 million refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan. Players must keep their refugee camp functioning in the face of possible attack by Janjaweed militias. Players can also learn more about the genocide in Darfur that has taken the lives of 400,000 people, and find ways to get involved to help stop this human rights and humanitarian crisis.

AGAINST ALL ODDS

Serious game, 2006

In the game players are given the chance to follow a young person along their journey to flee oppression in their homeland and start a new life in a foreign society.
In the web facts, you can read about human rights and international law, as well as individual refugees' stories. You can also watch short films and listen to refugees talk about their personal experiences, such as how they fled, what it was like to come to a new country and having to start a new school or find a job.

FOOD FORCE

Serious game, 2005

Food Force is a 3D simulation of humanitarian intervention on the virtual island of Sheylan. The player controls a team from the UN World Food Program, and encounters logistical difficulties you face in the delivery of food during a humanitarian crisis.

GLOBAL CONFLICTS

Serious game, 2006-present

Global Conflicts is a series of educational games used for teaching history. Students can learn about different conflicts through a virtual world, addressing issues of democracy, human rights, globalization, terrorism, and climate and poverty.

AYITI - THE COST OF LIFE

Serious game, 2006

During the 2005-2006 school year, "Global Kids Youth Leaders” produced within the Program’s Playing for Keeps, a socially engaged online video game: Ayiti: The Cost of Life (CostofLife.org). The young participants decided to create a game that focuses on the problem of poverty as an obstacle to education, choosing the country of Haiti as a case study.

 
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