Game Examples

March 28, 2010
By George_Bixby

I’ve been looking into games that deal with humanitarian issues and education, and I came across this list of digital games (see link below). I thought it might be of interest to those of us possibly developing games. The games highlighted here are diverse, from strictly strategy-based (the UN’s Stop Disasters), to ones that are designed to tell a narrative (UNHCR’s Against All Odds). If anybody knows of others maybe they will add them in the comments.

http://www.humanitarian.info/2007/11/10/humanitarian-games-catalogue/

I also came across this Red Cross game titled Red Cross Emergency Response Unit, which is only available for PC, and is strangely not free. However, there is a youtube video of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5cd4MX9-Po

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2 Responses to “ Game Examples ”

  1. Kelly_Nichols on March 29, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Budgetball is an interesting non-digital educational game developed at Parsons’ PETLab. It “was designed to increase awareness of the national budget deficit and to reward strategic thinking and collaborative problem-solving around the issues of fiscal responsibility and long-term debt management.”

    http://www.budgetball.org/
    http://petlab.parsons.edu/node/28

  2. Nigel on April 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    The MIT “Beer Game” is a classic way to teach supply chain concepts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_distribution_game

    We used to play it with various humanitarian logistics officers. Or was that just pub sessions?