FEIT Blue Sky funding for the project: Serious Games and Models for Sustainable Futures

Ongoing: William Raffe and Jaime Garcia, in collaboration with Distinguished Prof. Alexey Voinov (SML), were awarded FEIT Blue Sky funding for the project “Serious Games and Models for Sustainable Futures”. The project hired one systems modelling PhD student, Firouzeh Taghikhah, and two top undergraduate BSc. Games Development students, George Mitri and Sebastian Du Toit, and integrated the two distinct knowledge backgrounds to incorporate scientific models of the future into game design and development in order to encourage players to consider the impact of their actions on the balance of population, production, and environment.

Despite the complexities of the project, the team has exceeded the initial proposal expectations and have produced a computer-aided board game prototype that is to be used in an upcoming workshop in the next few months (stay tuned!).

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