The Sims 4 is the fourth entry in a series of games known as The Sims. In these games, the player is able to simulate daily life by creating individuals, known as sims, and making decisions for these sims. This way, each player can completely customize their sims and the lives they live. The Eco
Vinted is a website and app where people can sell and buy second-hand clothes and other products, mostly fashion-related. It promotes eco-friendly shopping and the recycling of products. It provides users with an eco-identity and its affordances generally make it easier for consumers to make environmentally-friendly choices.
The Netflix serial Rick and Morty is a comedy sci-fi animated show portraying a young teenage boy named Morty Smith and his nihilistic scientist grandfather Rick Sanchez whom travel through dystopian galaxies together. Every episode is a different story with dark humour intertwined. One of the most recently produced episodes called “A Rickconvenient Mort” features an ecological superhero named Planetina. Planetina forms an non-traditional eco hero, which shows the struggle of solving the Climate crisis. The character first poses as an ecofeminist symbol which is used as a business commodity to make profit. Later in the episode she is freed from her 'owners' and her archetype as Pure Hero fades. The struggle of solving big climate issues and at the same time act in an ethical way are pictured in the episode. She frames the broken system as the main issue.
An art exhibition that features an array of modern artistic interpretations of the ecological and shifting cultural importance of the garden. The exhibition seeks to stimulate ecological awareness and tries to educate its visitors on garden practices and views on nature throughout history while emphasizing the Anthropocene.
This interactive movie shows how a grandson interviews his grandson. The interview takes place in the 22th century, while they are discussing the 21th century. After a short introduction, the viewer is able to choose the next part of the storyline, which makes it an interactive movie. The interactive movie contributes to an eco lifestyle
Pom Poko (1994) is set in the Tama Hills on the outskirts of Tokyo, in the late 1960s, and it is focused on a tribe of shape-shifting raccoon dogs who are threatened by a massive suburban development project. Pom Poko highlights the fact that the natural world can be exploited with the aim to promote urban development at the expense of nature.
Cities: Skylines is a city building game released by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The player is challenged to build, maintain, and control or manage a city. In Cities: Skylines, the theme of sustainability plays an important role. Cities: Skylines makes the player an ecological citizen. You are an ecological citizen when you as an individual
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian tale has re-entered the public more than three decades after its 1985 premiere, thanks to a praised Hulu series. The red dress and white hat have become recognisable in resistance movements all across the world as a result of recent legal crackdowns on reproductive freedoms. However, Atwood’s story contains more than just
Abraham, Benjamin. 2018. “What Is an Ecological Game? Examining Gaming’s Ecological Dynamics and Metaphors through the Survival-Crafting Genre.” TRACE, no. 2: Ecoplay, Digital Games, and Environmental Rhetoric. “Huge, industry shaping titles like No Man’s Sky (2016), Skyrim (2011), and the Far Cry series (2004-present) make much use of design tropes that have been described by
Up Up Hippo was a non-commercial mobile game and self-proclaimed “educational tool in a battle for clean and green Earth”. To play the game you need an empty plastic bottle; crushing it allows the player to control the protagonist of the game. The game was created by Deloitte Digital for PepsiCo Poland and, despite its relevant