Serious About Games

THE PROBLEM

Apartheid urban planning has led to a highly divided society & huge socio-economic challenges across the Western Cape, which need to be identified & solved through community-sourced ideas.

THE CHALLENGE

In November 2016, we challenged digital creatives from the Western Cape to use a user-centred design process to propose a serious game design that allows people to think innovatively, reimagining their communities for greater prosperity & economic opportunity.

THE FINAL

Our top 4 teams will pitch their game designs and business plans to the panel of judges on Tuesday 4 April at 3.30pm. Who will be awarded the R1 million?

THE RESEARCH REPORT

Our team has put together a great report on the state of the local game development industry, and the opportunity for serious games to create social impact.

 

READ THE REPORT

WHAT MAKES A SERIOUS GAME?

A game turns serious when its primary objectives include teaching, learning and/or shifting behaviour or attitudes. But a serious game remains a game: it must still challenge, engage and entertain the player.

FIND OUT MORE

OUR PARTNERS

This competition is brought to you by the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), in collaboration with Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), 67 Games, the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI), and supported by the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism.



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