Saltsea Chronicles is an adventure game set in a flooded, post-apocolyptic world. The player, controlling an ensemble cast of characters, must sail to islands and investigate the mystery behind their captain’s disappearance. The game combines a critical dystopia scenario with experimentation in sustainable game production. From Polygon: “Developer Die Gute Fabrik’s take on Earth’s current
Rain World might look a bit different than more prominent ‘ecogame’ examples but exhibits a few design decisions that stand out among other digital games and raise pertinent issues: Destabilizing anthropomorphism. The game exclusively features non-human protagonists and antagonists; moreover, while the in-game creatures are inspired by real-world counterparts (e.g. spiders and birds), they are
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science-fiction disaster film, directed by Roland Emmerich. The story centers Jack Hall, a renowned scientists who studies the planet’s weather patterns. He discovers that climate change will be the cause for a series of extreme weather events usher in global cooling and lead to a new ice
The film The Happening takes a different approach on the typical natural disaster film. In this film plants take revenge on human society through releasing neurotoxins into the air which makes people go crazy, resulting in death. This gruesome approach evokes an unusual feeling towards nature in cinema.
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