Siren: A serious game, released in April 2013, supporting teachers’ role to educate young people on how to resolve conflicts. Playtested already in many schools in Greece, Portugal, UK and Danemark.
The development of the game was funded by the EU (2010).
Here is Habit RPG and here is a video explaining more about the project..
Criticism will follow in another post! 😉
Most video shoot-em-up video games make war seem action-packed and glamorous. Unmanned aims to paint a far more realistic portrait, casting players as a soldier dealing with boredom and traumatic dreams, in addition to military duties.
Created by the World Bank Institute in conjunction with McGonigal, this game is a 10-week crash course in social innovation, giving players challenges from “food security” to “urban resilience,” and encouraging them to become a think tank on local challenges.
When your bank account is in the black, it’s easy to think that anyone could pull themselves out of poverty by their boot straps. But in this online game, players are charged with looking for work while surviving on $1000 a month — highlighting that poverty and unemployment are systematic and not just the result of character flaws.