In the words of the MIT Game Lab, “play, as expressed in games, is the most positive response of the human spirit to a universe of uncertainty”. Last week, students from Utrecht University and the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht collaborated to develop applied games addressing complex and deeply uncertain sustainability issues.
Games are a huge part of today’s media landscape – arguably more so than films. More and more people and companies are developing games, big and small, and it is easier than ever for people all around the world to access them. Games also offer unique possibilities for people to engage with the big issues of our time.