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Games |Feb 8, 2017

Sea Monster shortlisted in South Africa’s first serious games competition

Serious about Games has shortlisted Sea Monster and VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading) in the first competition of its kind in South Africa.

Serious about Games has shortlisted Sea Monster and VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading) in the first competition of its kind in South Africa. Globally serious games are successfully being adopted by governments, educators and businesses to raise awareness to social challenges, persuade behavioural changes, gather information and gamify learning.

Our challenge in the Serious about Games competition is to bring about social impact and innovation to the Western Cape’s poor communities to improve their economic reality through the implementation of an applied game.

Apartheid urban planning has led to a highly divided society and huge socio-economic challenges across the Western Cape. It is an issue our NGO partners VPUU and ourselves are relentless to change. Our shortlisting in the competition means that we can now take our concept to the next phase by building a prototype game to support our business plan.

The Serious about Games competition is led by the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), in collaboration with Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), 67Games, the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and is supported by the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Follow our progress vpuu.org.za 

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