Who says gaming can not help improving the future? What if you could use popular games like Roblox or Minecraft to tackle climate change in urban areas? There are many ways one could apply knowledge into games such platforms in order to find new paths towards sustainability!
Following this idea, the EELISA Metaverse & Sustainability Community launched a challenge at the beginning of September. During the course of three days, students of different nationalities had the chance to put their imagination and skills up to the task, by learning to develop educational games on sustainability and climate change mitigation in urban areas through the power of game design and the metaverse.
See how this became a reality through the eyes of Feride Berra, one of the EELISA Community Meraverse & Sustainability students and organisers of the event:
In today’s digital age, gaming is more than only entertainment—it has a profound impact on the real world. Now, picture an event where this fusion of virtual and reality takes center stage! Allow us to introduce “The Future is Green” challenge, proudly organized by the EELISA student community Metaverse and Sustainability.
Held in Erlangen, Germany, from September 1st to September 3rd, 2023, this event provided an opportunity for participants to develop educational games with a sustainability theme. Students coming from various EELISA universities embarked on a creative journey, which resulted in the development of educational games over a span of just three days.
Alongside this process, both students and expert speakers engaged in dialogues about climate change and sustainable urban planning, confronting some of the most pressing issues of our era. This unique challenge integrated the imperative of sustainability education into the gaming world.