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The UN has been active in the video and mobile gaming space for several years. Learn how to prevent disasters, contribute to ending hunger, take climate action, and more. Here’s our shortlist of video games produced by, or in partnership with, the United Nations.

Path Out

Path Out is is an autobiographical adventure game that allows players to replay the journey of Abdullah Karam, a young Syrian artist that escaped the civil war in 2014. Camouflaged as a Japanese RPG, Path Out is a tale full of surprises, challenges and paradoxical humour, giving insight in this...

Online game showcases plight of our planet’s disappearing coral reefs (UNEP)

One of the world’s leading producers of online word games joined a global effort to help protect the planet’s coral reefs, which a new report finds are disappearing at an alarming rate. Sweden’s MAG Interactive has unveiled six ocean-themed games to educate people about the ocean, coral reefs and climate change risks. The...
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The Antidote COVID-19 teaches players how to stay safe

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to sweep through the world, Antidote Laboratories receives a strange package. You are assigned to study it and WHAM!, get thrown into the frontlines of medical science. Based on real events and loaded with useful facts about COVID-19, the Antidote COVID-19 takes...

Plague Inc: The Cure – WHO and gamers join forces

Leading disease outbreak experts have come together to show gamers everywhere how to spot and stop a pandemic. A new expansion of the hit mobile game Plague Inc, now sees players trying to save the world from a deadly global pandemic, rather than destroying it with one. Plague Inc. The Cure was...

UNESCO joins Minecraft’s latest ‘Global Build Challenge’

UNESCO is joining Minecraft on the ‘Global Build Challenge 2021: Making Peace with Nature’, as part of its programme to engage students worldwide to address the urgent environmental crisis through education for sustainable development. The Global Build Challenge 2021 will run from 27 September to 19 November 2021 through the videogame...

‘Wheel of Purpose’ puts sustainability and learning side-by-side in a digital environment

Created by SAP, the Wheel of Purpose encourages a global audience to spin a digital wheel and take a quiz on UNCTAD’s work related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Players must then select the correct answer to a question posed about the SDGs. The wheel is a new...

WHO and Angry Birds Friends team up for World Mental Health Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new realities for many of us, such as working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with family and friends. It all takes time to get used to. Adapting to lifestyle changes such as these, as well as...
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World Rescue

Winner of UNESCO MGIEP's* gaming challenge, World Rescue is a narrative, research-based video-game inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through fast-paced gameplay set in Kenya, Norway, Brazil, India, and China, you will meet and help five young heroes and help them solve global problems—such as displacement,...

Stop Disasters!

"Stop Disasters!" simulates natural hazards and serves as an interactive educational tool for children aged 9-16. It enables players to experience 5 natural environmental hazards (wildfires, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and hurricanes). Learn of the risks posed by natural hazards and manage your resources. Build schools, hospitals, housing and defences to...
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My Life as a Refugee

Every minute 8 people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Built for iOS and Android, "My Life as a Refugee" is a decision-making game that entertains and educates players, compelling them to wrestle with dilemmas faced by millions of...

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