Earth Now! is the first game to deal with the paradox of economic growth vs. the health of the biosphere.
It’s about people getting together for the common good.
It will challenge players to learn how the commonly known term Climate Change [Breakdown] is a symptom with deep roots on Ecological Overshoot and directly linked to
the constant pursuit of economic growth on a finite planet.
Through valuable forms of cooperation we can figure out how to change the system and create better and healthier societies that will work with nature, not against it.
Earth Now! is a Game About Solving the Environmental Breakdown and Climate Emergency
Playing the game:
Each player owns a region with intense human footprint, a representation of the global north.
The goal is to regenerate and protect ecosystems through strategic use of resources and partnerships, leading to significant changes in the system. The goals are the creation of life abundant ecosystems, bringing balance back to the biosphere and prevent the ice caps from melting, stopping climate disruption.
Failing to do so will exacerbate our multidimensional predicament. A corrupt and incompetent old establishment, man made and natural disasters are set to make it a tough challenge.
All happening as a simulation, a look at the narrow window for us to act.
The score system is both individual and collective, incentivizing players to aim for higher collective results that could be compared to other tables or screens playing simultaneously.
Environmentally themed games tend to approach a symptom techno-fix simplistic
solution perspective, communicating a false and very narrow-minded worldview.
Earth Now! offers a counter narrative, dealing with the root of the problems from an inclusive,
humane, social, life appreciating, participative, grounded perspective.
One of respect and interconnectedness with the wisdom of the natural world.
This game is the result of intensive research of over 500 inspiring and informative scientific papers, videos and articles by many bright and courageous minds. All put together in a design
representing an abstract version of planet earth in present times.
Online Multiplayer + App Versions
The game was originally designed, prototyped and tested as a Board Game.
There are many pros and cons about it, the most obvious being that there is no better form of interactive play, but also the limitation of requiring physical materials and shipping to produce each copy. That being said, a Limited Edition could be produced.
A limited edition of minimum 1000 and maximum of 3000 copies would be made possible if enough
supporters pledge 50 euros for one copy or 90 for two, shipping included.
To be sent directly to contributor or teacher / school / environmental group of choice.
Currently there is one version of the game available to play, an
Online board game style adaptation from original Free to Play version: