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, disease, deforestation, drought, and pollution—at the community level. After all, it’s young global citizens like you who have the power to lead us to a more sustainable world!
In 2014, UNESCO MGIEP launched its first international Gaming Challenge, inviting proposals for video games that promote peace, sustainable development and global citizenship. The challenge received 104 entries from 36 countries, including 32 inter-country collaborations. In October 2015, after a rigorous process of mentoring by our internationally acclaimed Jury, World Rescue was chosen as the winning game design document.
* The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development focuses on education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship. Through youth networks and emphasis on developing innovative ICT-based pedagogies, as well as initiatives in rethinking curricula, MGIEP has positioned itself as a leading institute for transformative learning for peace and sustainable development.