Games are some of our most effective teachers. They pull us into their small worlds with the enticement of entertainment and of winning, teaching us their own particular rules along the way. When their worlds and rules mirror those of our own, they teach us about reality itself. At GLF Bonn 2020, game production experts discuss when games are the most effective format for exposing people to certain realities, conveying information, and explaining complex topics. In turn, this can make players begin to understand and invest in an issue, while equipping themselves with new knowledge and skills to confront adversities in real life too.
How is gaming teaching new audiences about the climate crisis?