Teachers! We’ve written a thorough teacher’s guide for the game which can be found here: ClimateQuest-TeachersGuide.
Climate Quest won first place in the Climate Game Jam, a national event sponsored by the White House, NOAA, and the Smithsonian!
Climate disasters are occurring across the United States, but your 4 heroes have the skills to save countless lives and protect fragile ecosystems! Forecasts of climate disruptions appear all across the map, each based on real impacts selected from the US National Climate Assessment.
The player must choose which scientist-hero is best suited to prepare against the disaster: the urban planner, the ecologist, the agricultural scientist, or the climate scientist. Only the swiftest player will be able to prepare for all the events and earn the top score!
Climate Quest is for ages 8 and up, and is designed to be played in a museum or classroom setting, or at home. It takes approximately 10 minutes to play through the game.
Climate Quest features original 8-bit graphics and a soundtrack in the style of classic Nintendo games. Although everything in the game is based on scientific facts and is vetted by climate scientists, it keeps a playful and optimistic tone.
Climate Quest debuted at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History on January 18 and 21, 2016.
We’d love to hear from you if you download our game! Write us with comments, suggestions or to join our mailing list at EarthGamesUW@gmail.com.
Notes: The Mac version may require you to go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, General, and “Open Climate Quest Anyway” to open an application downloaded from the internet. Alternatively, you can right-click (or control-click) the Climate Quest application and click “open.”