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Building a Climate Resilient Games Industry Roundtable: Collaborations Between Developers, Scientists, and Industry Partners (Presented by the IGDA)

Shayne Hayes  (Associate Director, Video Game Initiative, Arsht-Rock Resilience Center)

Location: Room 203, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Dive deep into the intersection of game development and climate activism. Designed for climate-conscious developers and facilitated by Dr. Clayton Whittle, a climate psychologist and green games design specialist, this focused roundtable session centers on pragmatic discussions about how the games industry possesses both the power and responsibility to address climate change.
In Level 1: Identifying Challenges, we scrutinize the tangible impacts of climate change on our day-to-day game development activities.
Moving to Level 2: Exploring Solutions, we engage in a thoughtful examination of successful initiatives presented by attendees and deliberate on innovative potential solutions. Barriers to implementing sustainable practices are confronted, and practical challenges in adopting eco-friendly approaches are openly discussed.
In Level 3: Communal Action, we emphasize the critical path forward, delving into both institutional and psychological barriers to communal action. Through collaborative problem-solving, we identify tangible steps to translate communal intent into impactful projects.
The session concludes with Level 4: Joining Forces, urging participants to extend the conversation beyond the session. Together, we navigate the serious terrain of climate challenges, leveraging our collective expertise for a sustainable future.


Learn to identify and address real-world challenges in daily game development, explore effective solutions, and overcome barriers to sustainable practices. Understand the critical path of communal action, recognizing institutional and psychological barriers, and gain strategies to translate communal intent into impactful projects. Leaving with practical insights to contribute to the gaming industry's commitment to environmental responsibility.

Intended Audience

Game developers interested in how the games industry can be a positive force for climate action. Professionals currently struggling with the implementation of climate initiatives in their workspace.

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