Gaming Environments #Games4Geo

Gaming Environments aims to build a network to link environmental researchers interested in games with games developers interested in the environment.

Follow the Twitter @GameEnviro and join the conversation on Discord.

We host the annual Games for Geoscience sessions at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly and the associated Geoscience Games Night #Games4Geo – find out more here.

Below is a list of games/game-based activities you can play/experience made by contributors to the Games for Geoscience sessions (links to external sources):

Climate Games

Cranky Uncle by Skeptical Science. App-based game designed to build players’ resilience to misinformation around climate change. Available via browser, iPhone, and Android.

Geology Games

Visit the ‘Geological Mapping‘ world by Patrice Rey within the NEOS Metaverse. Access NEOS here. Players explore geology using virtual reality in a recreated world, using 3D models and 360 images.

Screenshot from Geological Mapping

Cascadia 9.0 by Elizabeth Safran and team. This browser based game allows players to rehearse an earthquake to better prepare them for the real thing. Link leads to a browser playable version of the game.

Hydrology Games

Flash Flood! by SeriousGeoGames and BetaJester. A 360 YouTube video version of a VR game used at events. Shows players what it would be like to be in a river during a flash flood event. Built using real-world data.

Marine Games

Crabby’s Reef by Christina Roggatz, Chris Skinner, and BetaJester. Arcade-style survival game to highlight the impact of ocean acidification on marine animals.