Get the Kids and Run
Over 2016-19, Boho Interactive was commissioned by the Earth Observatory Singapore, a research institution based at Nanyang Technological University, to produce a series of new games exploring natural hazards.
EOS brought Boho to Singapore to build a series of new games about natural disaster crises – volcanic unrest or an approaching typhoon.
Working with EOS scientists and designers Gillian Schwab and Julia Johnson, we created a series of games simulating the period from the first warnings of the disaster, to the event itself. Participants take charge of responding to the crisis, playing as local government, the media, emergency services, members of the community, or even as a volcano itself.
In early 2019, these games have been installed at the Singapore Science Centre, where facilitators present them for groups of secondary school students and the general public.
This work supports the EOS mission to use research on earth systems to foster safer societies. Players gain an appreciation of how earth science can help better inform decisions about keeping people safer in the face of natural hazards.