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Utrecht2040 – Gaming Towards a Sustainable Future


In its strategic plan for 2016-2020, Utrecht University states that ‘All students will become acquainted with sustainability issues as part of their curriculum”. In order to learn about the basic concepts of sustainability, a location based, multiplayer, serious game was developed: Utrecht2040. This game can be played with tens, and up to thousands of students at once.

The aim of the game is to open the eyes of first year students and make them aware of sustainability and the potential role they can play from their own discipline. By playing the game, they will get the feeling that they belong to something bigger: they work together to create a vision of the best possible version of Utrecht in 2040.