When to play
Play Disaster Detector if you want to reflect on the multiple elements needed to prevent or mitigate natural disasters that may occur in cities. The game has two strengths. Firstly, it lets players explore how scientists analyse data to make predictions and mitigate natural disasters. Secondly, it makes players reflect on the need of working in the intersection of scientific knowledge, public investment decisions and citizen participation to take care of the cities. The game can be adapted to all ages but we suggest you to play it in a high school or university context.
- TrainingThe game helps to confer some skill to the players (for example, guide them to build urban gardens).
- Reflect on resources managementThe game lets you experience the challenges of managing a resource.
Best contexts to play
- Knowledge institution workshop or classThe game can be played in a university class or during a summer course to delve into different aspects of the commons.
- Informed social debateThe game can be used to inform non-expert people about the commons and spark off a constructive debate on the topic.
- InformativeThe game conveys concrete knowledge about or insight into a real-world situation.
- ChallengingThe game demands a considerable effort (e.g. to act under time pressure) to succeed.
- ExplorativeThe game lets you experience alternative worlds.
How to obtain
You can download it and play it for free.
Check the website of the game