Climate Change in Video Games: The Ultimate Boss Battle

The YEARS Project   Published on Jan 28, 2019

One of the most popular video games of all time just added a new enemy – climate change.

SOURCES: [i] Top PC Strategy Games of All Time. Accessed: Jan 22 2019. https://www.videogamer.com/top-games/

[ia] Sid Meier: Games are taking over the world. May 10 2011 http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.g

[ib] Game Never Over: Top 10 Most Addictive Video Games. Mar 11 2014. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/

[ii] CIVILIZATION VI: 10 TIPS TO START PLAYING. Accessed: Jan 22 2019. https://civilization.com/news/entries

[iii] Civilization: 25 years, 33M copies sold, 1 billion hours played, and 66 versions. Feb 18 2016. https://venturebeat.com/2016/02/18/ci

[iv] CIVILIZATION VI: GATHERING STORM ANNOUNCED. Accessed: Jan 22 2019. https://civilization.com/news/entries

[v & vi] Ibid. [vii] Firaxis just announced Civilization 6: Gathering Storm – here’s everything we know. Feb 11 2018. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20

[viii] See [iv] [ix] Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Expansion Focuses on Climate Change. Nov 21 2018. https://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/ci

[x] Firaxis just announced Civilization 6: Gathering Storm – here’s everything we know. Feb 11 2018. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20

[xi] Civilization VI: Gathering Storm adds volcanoes, a World Congress, and more. Nov 21 2018. https://www.gameaxis.com/breaking-new

[xia] Civ 6: Gathering Storm: release date, new civs, climate change, and World Congress. Accessed: Jan 22 2019. https://www.pcgamesn.com/civilization

[xib] Gathering Storm Expansion Brings Climate Change To Civilization VI February 14. Nov 20 2018. https://kotaku.com/civilization-vi-ga

[xii] CIVILIZATION VI: GATHERING STORM ANNOUNCED, RELEASES ON PC FEB 14. Accessed: Jan 22 2019. https://civilization.com/news/entries

[xiia] Civilization 6: Gathering Storm’s climate change not a political statement, Firaxis says. Nov 20 2018. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20

[xiii] Nearly 70% of Americans Play Video Games, Mostly on Smartphones (Study). Sep 11 2018. https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/

[xiv] Two-Thirds of American Households Regularly Play Video Games. Apr 19 2017/ http://www.theesa.com/article/two-thi

[xiva] 2018 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry. http://www.theesa.com/wp-content/uplo

[xv] Game in The Classroom: What the Research Says. Jun 27 2014. https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/36482/

[xva] Using the technology of today, in the classroom today. 2009. https://education.mit.edu/wp-content/

[xvi] Replaying History: Learning World History through playing Civilization III. Jan 2003. https://www.researchgate.net/publicat

[xvia] Games to Teach. Accessed: Jan 22 2019. http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/proje

[xvib] Games and Social Studies – Kurt Squire. Jan 7 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYf1m

[xvic] Using Civilization Simulation Video Games in the World History Classroom. 2007. http://worldhistoryconnected.press.ui

[xvii] ‘CivilizationEDU’ takes the strategy franchise to school. Jun 24 2016. https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/24/c

[xviii & xix] SimCity’ game rebuilt for age of climate change. Mar 8 2012. https://phys.org/news/2012-03-simcity

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