Recently launched educational augmented reality game EduCycle teaches kids and adults about the impact of carbon dioxide emissions. Players design a city’s transportation, farms, and buildings while cutting emissions to the level specified in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Based on the environmental science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the game allows players to make choices using a physical map board, 3D printed markers and a mobile app which brings the virtual city to life when viewed through an iPad. Thanks to its simple design, the board and pieces of the game can also be printed out on a standard printer. Developed by Finnish company Neste, EduCycle is currently in beta form and was developed in collaboration with Prince EA, a spoken word artist and rapper behind the YouTube hit “Dear Future Generations: Sorry.” The game’s prototype was tested by children both in Finland and in the U.S. The first release of EduCycle was donated to Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in March 2017, with more schools slated to receive the game for educational purposes. Learn more.
By: Victor Rivero