Creation of a meaningful Garden Game: Increasing players' nature awareness through soil management and plant recognition mechanics

Summerley, Rory, Rubino, Giovanni, Lelievre, Edwige and Phillips, Tim (2019) Creation of a meaningful Garden Game: Increasing players' nature awareness through soil management and plant recognition mechanics. Journal of Environmental Media, 1 (1). ISSN 26322471 (In Press)

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Gardening and farming are relatively common themes for videogames. Farmville (Zynga, 2009), Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe, 2016) and Caesar III (Impressions Games, 1998) are examples of successful games with a strong concern for (prominent theme of?) nature. From farming and life simulators to survival games to management games, a large variety of games about nature are available to players. Nevertheless, it is extremely rare that video games would take an approach that could be (is?) beneficial for environmental education. As noted by Alenda Chang, video games “exert an important influence on how millions of players conceptualize country life, food production, and right relations (Is this phrase in the original quote?) between humans, animals, and the environment. Contemporary farm games represent an array of missed opportunities to model more meaningful game ecologies” (Chang 2012: 251).

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 26322471
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Geography & Environment > UK
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Digital Games
Depositing User: Rory Summerley
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 15:56
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 15:56
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3582

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