Serious games are games designed for purposes beyond pure entertainment. They are regarded as a transdisciplinary tool for social learning and can be used to communicate, co-generate and test climate knowledge and resilience solutions through participation.

GamEngage is an international network of serious game researchers, developers, and practitioners. The network brings together partners from different places of the world to explore new opportunities in serious games for climate adaptation and resilience building.

GamEngage is supported by various funding bodies including the Innovation for All grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), the Cardiff Innovation Development Scheme, and the Hazel Prichard Impact Prize from Cardiff University.

Core team members

Dr Feng Mao

Lead. Associate Professor of Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick. He has research interests in the intersection of water, ecosystems, society and technologies.

Dr Katarzyna Stawarz

Co-Lead. Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Cardiff University, with interests in digital health and serious games.

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Dr Shasta Marrero

Project Co-I. Lecturer in Environmental and Physical Geography at Cardiff University, researching surface processes and interested in serious games, especially use in classrooms (face-to-face and virtual).

Dr Wei Liu

Founding partner. Director of the Panda Village Green Development Center and Senior Economist at Luohan Academy.

Matthew Whitby

Research Assistant. Game & Narrative Designer and a PhD student at the University of York.

GamEngage Alumni

Summer Cowan

Project Assistant. Msc student in Social Science Research Methods (Psychology pathway) at Cardiff University. Interests in Cyber-psychology/ Human-Computer Interaction and serious games.

Devaang Misra

Intern student for creation of serious pocket game. B.Sc. Computer Science student at Cardiff University. Interests in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.