We're a team with expertise in game design, engineering and climate policies, wanting to capture the public's imagination and tip the political balance in favour of the necessary policies to tackle climate change.
Escape room games encourage teamwork and critical thinking, and give a sense of urgency. Better public support and behaviour change will come with better understanding of how climate policies work. Why not embed that learning that into a great entertainment solution?
Since we started in May 2020, we welcomed teams online to test out our first puzzles through 2021. In March 2022 we opened our pop-up space, supported by Innovate UK. We were at 9-11 Langley Court, London, WC2E 9JY, Thursdays to Sundays. Who would have thought learning about climate change could be a fun and unexpected break in between TK Maxx and Zara, in the heart of Covent Garden?!
This year, we teamed up with an animation studio and prototyped our first augmented reality version of the game.
Our game is based on a validated set of solutions and messages (reviewed by a university professor, endorsed by a climate communications charity), with carbon figures that are kept up to date. It is fun-first, we guarantee, but, we're serious about the game's educational content!
In the future, we plan to apply the same mechanics to other themes (e.g. antibiotic resistance?).
Who says tackling global societal challenges can’t be any fun?