Can an online gaming platfom lead to real-world learning and behavioural change? How widespread can its impact be?
MEGA Game is a gamified web platform & smartphone app that give you knowledge, skills, and power to create sustainable world by playing for impact. The Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy (MEGA) represents an innovative solution to the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues, such as inefficient natural resource management, environmental pollution with waste toxins, loss of biodiversity, climate change, etc. through community participation and collaborative environmental governance. The game was created by the MEGA Team, an international team of knowledgeable, skillful, and experienced young people from Moldova, Austria, and Canada. The idea is that through the MEGA Game, players can achieve their vision of sustainable world, where every person lives an eco-friendly life, has open access to practical learning opportunities, constructs own open-source eco-innovations, and thus contributes to sustainable development in collaborative, enjoyable, and fun way anywhere in the world.
The positive impact that MEGA aims to create includes:
- Practical environmental education and peer-to-peer learning accessible to all interested young people through computer and smartphone, as well as the possibility to practice knowledge and skills and create real positive social and environmental impact during the learning process;
- Young and experienced environmental specialists / change agents working in companies and organizations and contributing to the protection of the surrounding environment;
- Passionate green entrepreneurs with their own successful green businesses based on creation and delivery of open-source eco-innovations;
- Improvement of the environment and as a result quality of social well-being in developing countries.
MEGA has received numerous awards and press recognition.