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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.

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...
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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...

Mission 1.5

Using mobile gaming technology, Mission 1.5 educates people about climate solutions and asks them to vote on the actions that they want to see happen. Science indicates that we have just over a decade to avert climate disaster, and global citizens want action. Mission 1.5, which launched worldwide on February 13,...
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Freerice

Freerice.com is an interactive vocabulary game in which players donate grains of rice to WFP every time they answer a question correctly, allowing children to simultaneous bolster their vocabularies and help feed the world's hungry. The money raised from advertising is used to underwrite FreeRice's donation to WFP How does it work? As...

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