Feed the Pig

About Feed the Pig: Yesterday's Tomorrow

Ever thought improving your financial know-how could be fun? Play Yesterday’s Tomorrow now and see how adopting healthy financial habits can pay off!


Development: CraterLife Studios, Scott Garner, Jessica Fiorini
Produced by: AICPA, The Ad Council
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: Feed the Pig

Music Maker

About Music Maker

Peg + Cat explore making music in three different environments. From PBS Kids.


Development: CloudKid
Produced by: 9ate7 Productions
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: Music Maker

Coconut Sunshine

About Coconut Sunshine

Help the world’s first ever solar-powered nation pay back the money borrowed to fund its renewable future in this fun eco-strategy game.

The nation needed to spend a lot of cash to install the solar infrastructure but now it is done it gets cheap energy from here onwards. In Coconut Sunshine you are in charge of the nation’s finance and energy policies. You need to build more solar and also coconut oil plants to earn money from selling excess energy. You need to do all this to earn enough cash to pay off the debt before the year is out, else the voters will kick you from office.


Development: GameTheNews
Produced by: Auroch Digital
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: Coconut Sunshine

Save the Rhino

About Save the Rhino: Army vs Poachers

Help the South African Army stop poachers from killing rhinos over the vast plains of Africa in this gamified take on news.

For this game we’ve explored the story of how the South African army is being deployed to fight poaching. In this game we wanted to explore the size of the land that needs to be covered to protect the rhino, yet also inject some gameplay into proceedings. We’ve done this via a homage of a classic old-school game; Cabal!


Development: GameTheNews
Produced by: Auroch Digital
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: Save the Rhino

Freedom of Information

About Freedom of Information: The Game

Freedom of Information is about your right to know. This fun puzzle game explores processes & tensions of a journalist getting the facts.

Welcome to the age of information – all you have to do is get it. This game was inspired by a session at the Society of Editors event in 2012.


Development: GameTheNews
Produced by: Auroch Digital
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: Freedom of Information: The Game

#Hacked

About #Hacked

#Hacked – Syria’s Electronic Armies is a real-life investigation into Syria’s cyberwar presented in the form of a mobile web app. It’s a war where viruses and malware is proving just as dangerous as guns and bullets and the user is asked to gather the maximum amount of information in the minimum amount of time without endangering the security of his / her sources and without getting hacked.


Development: Al Jazeera
Produced by: Al Jazeera
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: #Hacked

Endgame: Syria

About Endgame: Syria

This is an interactive exploration of the War in Syria. Based on research from a wide range of sources, it is your role to guide the rebels in their struggle. How will you fight? Will you accept peace? Choices have consequences . . .


Development: GameTheNews
Produced by: Auroch Digital
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: iTunes, MAC, PC, Web Browser
Link: Endgame: Syria

My Cotton Picking Life

About My Cotton Picking Life

How long will you spend picking cotton in this exploration of child labor in Uzbekistan?

This game comes originally from a news article on the Guardian website that reported on the scandal of cotton picking by kids in Uzbekistan that are used to make clothes, supplied to people in the west. This is about forced labor – the kids are taken out of school and forced to work:

Uzbekistan, one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, forces adults and children as young as nine to pick cotton under what the charity Anti-Slavery International describes as “appalling conditions”.


Development: Tomas
Produced by: Auroch Digital
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: My Cotton Picking Life

TradeMarkVille

About TradeMarkVille

In the magical town of TradeMarkVille every uttered word is instantly trademarked by the King's wizard-lawyers and banished from language. People are forced to devise increasingly bizarre ways to express their thoughts. Ordinary communication becomes a puzzle, prose becomes poetry.

Will a new sense of understanding prevail against the sorcery of intellectual property?


Development: Molleindustria, Mikhail Popov
Produced by:
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: TradeMarkVille

ADRIFT

About ADRIFT

ADRIFT is a video game developed to teach students about the meaning and importance of consent. ADRIFT is free and can be played online in a web browser. Game play should take between 15 - 30 minutes.

ADRIFT is appropriate for all ages. Although the purpose of our Consent Game Series is to educate students about consent as it relates to sexual relationships, ADRIFT makes no reference to sex. Instead, the game uses metaphor to communicate what consent is and how it can apply in a manner which is easy to understand.

In ADRIFT the player controls an interstellar salvage crew-member exploring an abandoned spaceship. The crew-member interacts with the spaceship's AI to extract its memory core to safety. This is accomplished by the crew-member carefully following the AI's instructions - and being careful not to exceed those instructions.

Through this process the player learns the meaning of consent:

► Giving and asking permission which is informed, freely given, actively given, and revocable.

At the end of the game the player is presented with information indicating when they did - and when they didn't - properly receive consent in the game.

Currently there are no lesson plans or parent guides for ADRIFT but if there is sufficient interest we will add these to our list of requests. Please let us know - and please enjoy and share ADRIFT!


Development: Carrie Crossley and Andrew Connell
Produced by: Jennifer Ann's Group
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser
Link: ADRIFT: A game about consent