The gaming industry wants to be a part of the growing discussion on climate change – and it is doing so by creating games like Floodland (above) to make the problem feel more real. Photo: Vile Monarch Studios
The gaming industry wants to be a part of the growing discussion on climate change – and it is doing so by creating games like Floodland (above) to make the problem feel more real. Photo: Vile Monarch Studios

Can video games help bring home climate change reality? Yes – showing the ‘worst-case scenario’ helps it resonate

  • Floodland, a video game released this year, represents a new approach developers are taking: using games to educate players on climate change
  • It is not the only one – the number of dystopian video games has risen over the past few years. Many feature pandemics and other catastrophes as well

The gaming industry wants to be a part of the growing discussion on climate change – and it is doing so by creating games like Floodland (above) to make the problem feel more real. Photo: Vile Monarch Studios
The gaming industry wants to be a part of the growing discussion on climate change – and it is doing so by creating games like Floodland (above) to make the problem feel more real. Photo: Vile Monarch Studios
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