After 15 years of making games and bringing about change in organizations, we’re ready for a next step: we would like to pass on our methodology.
In the Netherlands we’re setting up a training program for game actors.
Additionally, we’re putting together an educational program for trainers to become game supervisors.
We would like to implement our game methodology outside of the Netherlands. We would like to focus on socially responsible and sustainable work, implementing our games to tackle social issues in other countries besides the Netherlands.
For example, South Africa has a great need for conflict management. Population group disputes need to be resolved, so the country may continue to develop. Our games would offer ideal solutions to help solve these problems. In the Netherlands we’ve gained extensive experience using games/game based change programs to influence behavioral change among less well educated groups. As an intervention, gaming often works better than just a lesson or brochure.
We are aware of a program in Brazil, for which a digital game was designed to support development in city districts. Great idea; we could do better.