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Stop disasters 2.0: Video games as tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

Source(s):  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED)

This article presents a typology specifically designed to deconstruct both disaster awareness building and mainstream disaster orientated video games, identifying how games like Stop Disasters, Disaster Watch, Inside Haiti, Earthquake Response, Fallout and SimCity instil disaster awareness, portray hazards, vulnerabilities, capacities, disasters and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The article also touches upon ideas of game content, player motivation, skill-building and social interaction in the context of disaster themed video games. The findings suggest video games have the potential to be positive tools to reinforce messages surrounding DRR.



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  • Stop disasters 2.0: Video games as tools for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Viennaminovich Gampell, Anthony; Gaillard, JC
  • Number of pages pp. 283-316

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