EMPOWERING THE GAMES INDUSTRY TO PLAY FOR THE PLANET

EMPOWERING THE GAMES INDUSTRY TO PLAY FOR THE PLANET

The biggest companies in the video games industry have committed to harness the power of their platforms to take action on the climate crisis.

The Playing For The Planet Alliance was launched during the Climate Summit at UN Headquarters in New York. In total, the members of the Alliance have the ability to reach more than 1 billion video game players. In joining the Alliance, members have made commitments ranging from integrating green activations in games, reducing their emissions and supporting the global environmental agenda through initiatives ranging from planting millions of trees to reducing plastic in their products.

The initiative is facilitated by the UN Environment Programme with the support of GRID-Arendal and Playmob.

Alliance Members

SEGA has been at the forefront of digital entertainment since 1960, entertaining the world with innovative, creative experiences, one community at a time.

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Pixelberry Studios is a mobile game studio based in California, United States…

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E-Line Media is a video game developer and publisher passionate about harnessing the power of games to help players understand and shape the world…

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Tigertron is an environmentally-focused game development studio based in New York City whose first game, Jupiter & Mars, was released globally on Earth Day 2019.

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Supercell is a Finnish gaming company founded in 2010…

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Ustwo Games is a games studio located in London, born from the love of making interactive entertainment with a strong focus on user experience and platform-perfect gaming experiences.

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Space Ape is an award-winning studio based in London, with a mission to make the greatest games on mobile…

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Strange Loop is working to redefine educational games, taking an approach that pushes self-motivated learning in social worlds…

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Members agree to​

To join the Alliance, existing and new members agree to

MAKE SPECIFIC AND MEASURABLE COMMITMENTS

To write a specific letter of commitment to the United Nations Environment Programme outlining the commitment to be made.

SECURE THE SUPPORT OF COLLEAGUES AND PEERS

Secure the support of all relevant levels of the company and encourage peers and computers to engage.

SHARE LEARNINGS AND SUPPORT ONE WORKING GROUP

Commit to share learnings and non-sensitive information with others and participate in a working group.

UPDATE ON PROGRESS AND EVALUATE COMMITMENTS ONCE PER YEAR

Update on Alliance commitments once every 12 months and consider new commitments each year.

Projects

The Playing for the Planet Alliance is delighted to launch the second-annual Green Game Jam, bringing together the biggest names in video games across mobile, console and PC to educate and empower millions of players to act for nature.

The report showcases the progress made by some 19 companies that founded the UN Environment Programme-facilitated initiative and sets out the initiative’s plans for 2021.

Green Game Jam 2020

The​ UN-backed​ P​laying for the Planet ​​Alliance brought together some of the biggest names in mobile gaming for its first-ever green game jam.

Playing for the Planet report

How can the fastest growing media platform in the world be harnessed to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the urgent global needs they represent? We’ve summarised recent relevant developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and extracted six recommendations to…

News

New milestones were celebrated as 10 new members joined
For console and PC players, we basically have a
It’s not unusual to turn on a console and
With more than two and a half billion players

Resources

Press Kit (coming soon)
FAQ (coming soon)

Resources

Press Kit (coming soon)
FAQ (coming soon)