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Game Change Rio – The challenge continues

February 26th, 2013
topics:Humans
by:Code Sustainable
located in:Brazil
tags:European Innovative Games Award, Game Change Rio, Rio +20 conference, UNCSD Rio+20

Roughly half a year has passed since delegates from all over the world met at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. Just in time for the conference Game Change Rio was launched on Facebook. Since then players from all over the world have taken on the challenge and played the game.

Covering all continents, Game Change Rio has players from Norway to South Africa, from Bolivia to Malaysia, from Kenya to Australia, all in all covering almost 50 countries.

At the end of last year Game Change Rio has been nominated for the European Innovative Games Award as one of three selected games in the category innovative newcomer. Even though Game Change Rio did not win the award in the end, the nomination proves that games can be a powerful medium to get worldwide attention for some of the most pressing topics.

Game Change Rio uses real data and proven simulation models and thus shows that change is not only possible, but also affordable. The combinations of policies are almost endless and so are possible solutions. For the first time Game Change Rio provides access to data in an easy and understandable way that was so far restricted to experts.

Use the opportunity to show the world how you would change the game. Become a game changer at www.gamechangerio.org and join the movement today. After all, it is us – the youth – who will have to deal with the consequences of decisions made by the policy makers of today. It is up to us, then, to make our voice heard, loudly, clearly and effectively. We want to change the game!

Read Fairplanet's blog "Auf dem Weg nach Rio" (ger./engl.)

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