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Digital or analog games and activities designed to promote civic engagement and awareness through play. Many of the digital games are one-off projects, and aren’t maintained over long periods of time (for example, when browsers remove support for Adobe Flash). Gamification seeks to bring elements and mechanics of gameplay to more arduous tasks, like registering to vote.

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Games for the Many

We’re making games to change the face of politics.

Future Perfect

Future Perfect is a live, choose-your-own-adventure game where players join an imagined society called Tomorrowland.

Public Option for AI (PO4AI)

Public Option for AI (PO4AI) is an immersive experience designed for elected officials and city staff to explore how residents’ voices might be centered in decision-making around public-interest technologies.

Digital Safetea

Digital Safetea

Kampala, Uganda

An interactive game presenting scenarios to learn about existing and emerging digital safety issues

Political Arena

Political Arena

United States of America (the)

Political Arena is a one-of-a-kind strategy/sim about American power where no two playthroughs are the same

Stop Your Government

The interactive story game aims to inspire young people to stand for what they believe is right and become active in civil society and non-governmental organizations.

Danes je nov dan

Ljubljana, Slovenia based civic tech NGO, focusing efforts on (digital) political participation, open data, transparency, and public institutional oversight.

Fingerspelling is a browser-based app that uses a webcam and machine learning to analyze your hand shapes so you can learn to sign the ASL alphabet correctly.



Boston, MA

A game where players help researchers map the human brain

Serious Games Initiative

The Serious Games Initiative communicates science and policy complexities through the world’s most dynamic medium: gaming.



Oakland, California

Camino is a 2D side-scrolling stealth game with Afro-surrealist elements that challenge the player to carefully manage resources and make use of their environment to fight for their loved ones and survive the onslaught of colonization.


SuperSkills! is a learning ecosystem, developed by Learning Economy and LEGO Foundation. Children ages 4-12 embark on quests to help save a league of super heroes by participating in learning-through-play activities that send them out into the world of discovery and away from their devices.


Im BVV-Planspiel machen Sie gemeinsam mit anderen Spieler:innen Bezirkspolitik. In einem konkreten Streitfall entwickeln Sie die Position einer fiktiven Partei und vertreten sie in der BVV. Ziel ist es, einen konkreten Antrag an das Bezirksamt zu richten.

Unity for Nonprofits Offer

Get real-time 3D content creation software for your nonprofit or public library through Unity for Nonprofits at TechSoup.

Cascadia 9 Game

In Cascadia 9.0, you play as several different characters to learn how to survive and thrive in this earth-shaking catastrophe!

Viral Spiral

Viral Spiral

India (Bhārat)

Viral Spiral is an adaptive digital card game about sharing news on the Internet. The game reflects the ways and reasons misinformation is shared, letting players experience first hand the temptation to share fake news for their own gain and face the consequences of the harm it causes around them.

Survive the Century

You are the senior editor of the world’s most popular and trusted news organization. You have the enviable power to set the news agenda, and thereby shift the zeitgeist.

Persuasive Games

Persuasive Games

Atlanta, GA, USA

We design, build, and distribute videogames for persuasion, instruction, and activism




This game aims to teach media literacy and study how people interact with misinformation.

Troll Factory

Troll Factory

Finland (Suomi)

Troll Factory was developed by a team of experts at Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

Judgment Call

Judgment Call is an award-winning game and team-based activity that puts Microsoft’s AI principles of fairness, privacy and security, reliability and safety, transparency, inclusion, and accountability into action.

Copia Gaming

Copia Gaming is our ongoing initiative to design and facilitate a variety of games that explore serious and important subjects.

Harmony Square

a free online game funded by the State Dept. that helps fight #disinformation, now playable in 6 different languages


Arsgames es una asociación cultural que promueve y gestiona proyectos de carácter cultural relacionados con los videojuegos y las nuevas tecnologías a partir de áreas de acción transversales: pedagogía y formación, investigación científica, inclusión digital y participación ciudadana.

Climate Warriors

"a free interactive game available on Minecraft Education Edition and Minecraft Marketplace, designed to teach children as young as 7 how to protect themselves and their homes from bushfires."

The Good, The Bad and The Accountant

You're the general manager of a large city. Balance ethics and corruption to keep your position and get things done. Whatever happens, don't get caught!

Marvellous Mongoose Game

We're working with researchers in the Banded Mongoose Research Project at the University of Exeter to design and build a new online game to understand sociality and cooperation in mongooses, based on their research in Uganda.


@Stake is a digital multiplayer roleplaying game that fosters creativity and empathy in small group deliberation


Mannahatta: The Game is a location-based game for the iPhone that maps Manhattan's historical ecosystem onto its modern day streets




Civic engagement can take many forms and Cityflag, a mobile phone app that allows citizens to highlight and track local issues, wants to make it just a download away

Suffragetto game

Suffragetto game

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Players take on the role of suffragettes trying to occupy the House of Commons, or police officers trying to break up the protest.

Choose Your Own Fake News game

Choose Your Own Fake News is an interactive "choose your own adventure" game.

Weather or Not

Weather or Not is a simple game designed to introduce the basics of forecast-based humanitarian decisions. It highlights the probability inherent in weather forecasts, and models some of the real-life rewards and punishments Red Cross staff face in taking (or not taking) action.

Governance game

Governance game

Netherlands (Nederland, Holland)

A card game that helps organizations and communities explore governance around a shared codebase, whether hypothetical or in a real-world collaboration.

March for Our Lives

Join the movement. Sign up to join us on the Road to Change, where we'll be registering people to vote across the country and demanding change to save lives.

Fort Vancouver

Mobile storytelling project at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

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