Teaching Environmentally Conscious Game Design: Lessons and Challenges

Sonia Fizek, Mikhail Fiadotau, Hanna Elina Wirman, Maria Garda

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A growing number of game design and development programs in higher education are beginning to incorporate environmental considerations into their curricula. This aligns with the broader push for more responsible and environmentally conscious practices in game production, consumption, and education. This article introduces two ongoing European inter-university projects: the Erasmus+ Greening Games project and the Nordplus-funded Nordic Alliance for Sustainability in Gaming network. Using them as case studies, the article reflects on the lessons learned and the challenges encountered while implementing the projects’ pilot stages, as well as their implications for environmentally conscious game design education more broadly.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGames: Research and Practice
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2023


  • Game design
  • sustainability
  • education
  • green computing


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