HOW VIDEO GAMES CAN DELIVER FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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

Together, they launched the Playing For The Planet Alliance during the Climate Summit at UN Headquarters in New York. In total, the members of the Alliance have the ability to reach more than 970 million 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 was facilitated by the UN Environment Programme with the support of GRID-Arendal and Playmob.

Alliance Members

Bornholm Game Days (#BGD) is a Nordic game community and yearly invite-only event where game industry thought-leaders meet under informal ...

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Creative Mobile is an independent video game developer and publisher headquartered in Estonia...

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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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Stadia is Google’s new cloud based gaming platform that revolutionizes the way gamers access, play and enjoy their favorite games.

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Green Man Gaming is a British-based online video game retailer and publisher...

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iDreamSky is an innovative mobile game publisher in China with +129 million monthly active users...

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Internet of Elephants is a social enterprise based in Kenya creating games for wildlife conservation using real scientific data...

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MAG Interactive was founded in Stockholm in 2010. It is a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games built on a wealth of...

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Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company.

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Niantic Inc. is the world’s leading Augmented Reality and mobile real-world company...

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

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Playmob is a gamer engagement platform, connecting purpose-led global brands and impact-led organisations to millions of gamers and encouraging them to take action for the...

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Reliance Games is an international developer and publisher of mobile games...

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Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company,...

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Recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation brand and family of products...

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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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Join the Alliance

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 Green Mobile Game Jam

The Green Mobile Game Jam The​ UN-backed​ P​laying for the Planet ​​Alliance brought together some of the biggest names in mobile gaming for a green game jam. The goal was to find innovative ways to educate and empower our players about climate change through our existing games. The Green Game...

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Playing for the Planet: The publication

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...

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News

UNEP: How video games are joining the fight to save the planet

The video game industry is poised to roll up its sleeves and do more for the planet. In August 2020, some of the biggest names in mobile gaming unveiled a series of environmentally themed missions and messages that will be integrated into popular titles, such as Angry Birds 2, Golf...

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BBC Newsbeat: Can video games help save the planet?

Video gaming companies are all set to introduce new environmental activations with UNEP in the first ever Green Mobile Game Jam. Read how studios are planning to educate and engage people on green issues, and inspire them to help save the planet through in-game activations.

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Resources

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