Designing Games for Change

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For Example: MAKING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR CHANGE FUN FOR YOUTH: GAMES FOR SBC

In 2019, Picture Impact was part of a team of teams looking for new ways to approach the problem of young people (specifically adolescent girls and young women) in Zimbabwe not seeking out health care and not following advice on health risk prevention. If you have been the parent of a teen, this might be familiar behavior to you, and it has real consequences, often ones that have a lifelong impact. One team focused on an entertainment-education approach to inspiring/motivating young people through story (a full-length feature film!). We took a different approach grounded in neuroscience, positive youth development, and fun (because young people love to have fun): game design.

Image describes various aspects of game design for this project
  • Preview the poster we developed for the SBCC Summit (postponed from 2020 to 2022) on Gamification, Games, and SBC.
  • Learn more about the games, gamification, and the game design process here.
  • Read about why games are a great approach for teens facing tough life challenges here.

For Example: “IS IT?”

Entertain. Surprise. Intrigue your friends. Keep them coming back for another story. If you can imagine it, you can tell it.

“Is it?” is a fun game you can play at home, school, in clubs, or just hanging out with your friends. Play in groups of 5 or more to laugh and try on new freedoms and possibilities together.

At the end of the day, who will have the most tokens? Who is the master storyteller? Is it you?

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We are strategists, designers and evaluators. We help people see what needs changing and envision a new future