A QUEST FOR HAPPINESS

Play a free game based on modern science

A QUEST FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Play a free game based on modern science

CAN YOU DO IT?

Play a free game based on modern science

  

 

App Store

You’ll find the iPad version on App Store.

 

Download for Windows

Download the game as an application for Windows. Make sure you are authorized to install and run new software on your computer.

 

Download for Mac

Make sure to answer ”yes” when asked if you want to run the program; Mac computers always ask this if your software wasn’t downloaded from App Store.

 

Teacher’s guide

Get the teacher’s guide for the game. It’s available in Swedish and English.

The project is finished

We hope that the game will be a valuable tool and resource for teacher’s in both Sweden and other countries. It will be available as long as its content is still relevant for educators. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the game or the project.

info@pedagogisktcentrum.se

The project report is available for download here, but in Swedish only.

About the game

The game Future Happiness Challenge aims at communicating the results of the report Low Carbon Gothenburg. The game is easily accessible game and can be used in schools, at workplaces, for workshops and other places where you need a platform to discuss changes for a sustainable future. 

The development of the game, which is funded by the City of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland, is a collaboration between several organizations:

  • The City of Gothenburg
  • Region Västra Götaland
  • Mistra Urban Futures
  • Pedagogical Centre
  • IUS Innovation

The game is made in close collaboration between game designers, project management, students and scientists. 200 students were involved in workshops and play testing the game to make sure it suited our target group.

We wanted to game to be accessible to as many as possible, and therefore decided to make it entirely in English.

About the Low Carbon Gothenburg-report

Looking at statistics and information about lifestyle, income level, consumption, food choices – and much much more, scientists have been able to pin point the kind of lifestyle changes required for us to live in a sustainable society. The report’s timeframe is 2010-2050.

The report’s results don’t end with just a list of changes needed and a time schedule, however: It analyzes how these changes will likely affect the overall happiness and well-being of people. The results are clear: A sustainable lifestyle is also a happy and healthy one. While some of the necessary changes might lower the experienced well-being, other changes will increase it.

The expressed fears, that a sustainable ”low carbon” life will mean – for people of the western world – becoming unhappy, seems unfounded. Read the full report in English or Swedish.

The Low Carbon Gothenburg report is a product of the WISE project, a part of Mistra Urban Futures, an international centre for promoting sustainable urban futures, with its base in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mistra Urban Futures believes that the coproduction of knowledge is a winning concept for achieving sustainable urban futures and creating fair, green and dense cities.

The centre is funded by the Mistra Foundation for Strategic Development, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and seven consortium members.