The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered enormous change, with our lives increasingly moving into online and digital spaces. Ever more organisations seek to provide content and engage audiences in these spaces, harnessing varied ways of interacting across different media and platforms including social media, streaming content, podcasts and videogames.
UKRI is committed to exploring creative and innovative ways of engaging with the public, reaching more diverse communities, particularly those currently underrepresented in their engagement with research and innovation.
UKRI commissioned OKRE to explore the opportunities afforded by videogames for engaging the public with issues around climate change with the objective of offering hope and supporting positive action.
We conducted a review of past and present projects in games and climate, based on desk research, and consulted with professionals across the video games, research, heritage and local charity sector.
This report collates and synthesises that work.