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Drench game

Conference

MW2012

Institution

Science Museum

Designer

GR/DD

Category

Innovative | Experimental

Why

As part of ‘Water Wars’, an exhibition about the water shortage facing our planet, a light and fun way was needed to engage visitors with an understanding of the wider issues and the possible solutions being investigated by the scientific community. 

Convince them to play, and the learning will follow. With this belief, we created a game where strong play appeal is accompanied by concise educational nuggets. The ‘tower defence’ style game explores water management, technology and climate change.

The ‘pick up & play’, strategy and fast paced dynamics resulted in an addictive and visually stunning game. By getting the learning across in an entertaining way, this highly popular in-gallery and online game may also appear on a smart phone soon.

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Year

2012