Serious Games for Coastal and Marine Conservation, Management, and Adaptation

Title Description Target Audience Language
Aquatico Raises awareness about ecosystem connections Elementary and secondary school students, General public English, Indonesian
Cards Against Calamity Teaches stakeholders about strategies they can use to build a more resilient community Stakeholders, University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students, General public English
Game of Floods Teaches players about adaptation choices for sea level rise Stakeholders, University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students, General public English
In It Together Brings stakeholders together around a map of the estuary to cooperatively explore adaptation strategies, weigh tradeoffs, and achieve greater local resilience Stakeholders, University and graduate students, General public English
Louisiana Coastal Resilience Game Creates opportunity for people and organizations to learn and discuss coastal resiliency challenges Conservation and management professionals, Stakeholders, University and graduate students English
MSP Challenge (multiple variations) Provides a tool for building mutual understanding and communication marine spatial planning Conservation and management professionals, Stakeholders, University and graduate students English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Ocean Limited Enabling players to take on stakeholder roles and negotiate interests in marine resources University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students, General public English, German
Panache Expedition Raises awareness of marine protected areas Elementary and secondary school students, General public English
Pirate Fishing Exposes players to illegal fishing trade and its negative consequences University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students, General public English
Port of the Future Serious Game Supports port stakeholders and policymakers in achieving sustainable development Conservation and management professionals, Stakeholders, University and graduate students English
Reef Stakes® Mimics the complexity of multi-stakeholder decision-making processes and highlights threats to coral reefs University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students, General public English
ReefGame Helps local fishers explore alternative and supplemental livelihoods and coral reef conservation Stakeholders, University and graduate students English
Sand Suppletion Game Makes players aware of the struggles involved in sand replenishment, coastal protection, nature conservation, and local economy Conservation and management professionals English
Sustainable Delta Enables better understanding of water systems and their related restoration and protection measures Stakeholders, University and graduate students, General public English
The Marine Ecosystem Services Game Promotes understanding of ecosystem service concepts through a role-playing simulation Conservation and management professionals, University and graduate students English
The UVA Bay Game Allows players to take the roles of stakeholders, make decisions about their livelihoods or regulatory authority; and see the impacts of their decisions Stakeholders, University and graduate students English
The Watershed Game Helps community leaders understand the connections between land use, clean water, and their community Stakeholders, University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students English
Tradeoff! Best Coast Belize!  Introduces concepts related to nature’s benefits to people Conservation and management professionals, University and graduate students English
Tricky Trawling Informs children about the impacts of unsustainable fishing practices such as seabed trawling Elementary and secondary school students English, Danish, Kalaallisut/Greenlandic
What’s the Catch? Provides players with opportunity to experience benefits of sustainable fishing practices Conservation and management professionals, Stakeholders, University and graduate students, Elementary and secondary school students English, Spanish