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BGNlab to host Climate Change Game Jam, open to Ontario college & university students

On March 18 and 19, the BGNlab at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario will be host to up to 200 students from Ontario colleges and universities to make climate change games to change the world with support from the Government of Ontario. 

The weekend will open with a briefing by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.  Jammers will then work on games of all sorts, including tabletop, PC, mobile, and live-action to help players make decisions that can reduce their carbon footprint.  All ideas will be placed into the Creative Commons, as the goal is to develop the best ideas that can make a difference.

Then over the summer 12 students (10 undergrads and 2 grad students) will be hired to develop two game prototypes based on the ideas produced at the jam at the Brantford Games Network lab.   These students will be selected from the students who attend the game jam.  These game prototypes and design documents will be tested and then released to the world, with the hope that others around the world will take the ideas and incorporate them into games of their own.

Questions can be directed to the WLU Game Design & Development program director, Scott Nicholson, at

If you are a student or faculty member at an Ontario college or university in a game-related program and want to help create games to help with climate change, sign up at

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