Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
March 6, 2021
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

The White House reveals the winners of the National Climate Game Jam

The White House reveals the winners of the National Climate Game Jam

December 1, 2015 | By Chris Kerr

December 1, 2015 | By Chris Kerr
    Post A Comment
More: Indie, Programming, Design

Back in October the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Smithsonian Institution held a National Climate Game Jam at 11 sites across the U.S in an effort to educate people about the effects and causes of climate change. 

Teams from each site submitted their entry by creating a short video. These were then reviewed by panels of judges from the game design world and from climate science, who, just under two months later, have announced the winners. 

Reef Revival, a role-playing game built around a coral farmer working to restore a coral reef damaged by climate change, took first place in the adult division, while ClimateQuest, an 8-bit title that asks players to manage climate disasters took the top prize in the college division. 

Flood Prevention, which does exactly what it says on the tin, was named the winner in the high school division, and finally, Diaper Cow, a game about finding ways to decrease the methane emissions of cows, was the winning entry in the K-8 division. 

The winners have been invited to showcase their games at two public events at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Here's the full list of this year's climate game jam finalists and winners from each division.

K-8 Division

  • First Place - Diaper Cow and other minigames
  • Second Place - Energy Farm 

High School Division

  • Winner for Best Digital Game - Flood Prevention
  • Winner for Best Board/Card Game - Azure Skies
  • Winner for Best Paper Prototype - Climate Carey

College Division

  • First Place - ClimateQuest
  • Second Place - Climate Conquerors
  • Third Place (tie) - Countdown
  • Third Place (tie) - Manta Day

Adult Division

  • First Place - Reef Revival 
  • Second Place - Three Degrees
  • Third Place - AdaptNation
  • Fourth Place - Owl Together 

Related Jobs

Bitwise Alchemy
Bitwise Alchemy — Austin, Remote, Remote

Senior Software Engineer (Remote)
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States

Audio Programmer
Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States

Senior Gameplay Programmer
Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States

Gameplay Programmer

Loading Comments

loader image