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Course unit, curriculum year 2021–2022

The Future at Play: Games for Sustainable Development, 5 cr

Tampere University
Teaching periods
Active in period 3 (1.1.2022–6.3.2022)
Course code
Language of instruction
Academic years
2021–2022, 2022–2023, 2023–2024
Level of study
Advanced studies
Grading scale
General scale, 0-5
Persons responsible
Responsible teacher:
Daniel Fernandez Galeote
Responsible teacher:
Juho Hamari
Responsible organisation
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences 100 %

This course focuses on the role of games and gamification in connecting people with current sustainable development challenges (e.g., climate change, responsible consumption and production, and clean energy). After an introduction to a specific sustainability topic, students will discover, analyze and discuss playful resources related to it. They will also be provided with methods to create and evaluate game prototypes. The course draws perspectives from multiple areas of knowledge, with significant emphasis on Game Studies, Environmental Science, Psychology, Communication, and Education.

Learning outcomes
Learning material
Studies that include this course
Completion option 1

Participation in teaching

11.01.2022 27.02.2022
Active in period 3 (1.1.2022–6.3.2022)