Rated E for Everyone
ZU Digital and UNESCO MGIEPP
In 2014, UNESCO MGIEP launched its first international Gaming Challenge, inviting proposals for video games that promote peace, sustainable development, and global citizenship. The challenge received 104 entries from 36 countries, including 32 inter-country collaborations. In October 2015, after a rigorous process of mentoring by their internationally acclaimed Jury, World Rescue was chosen as the winning game design document.
World Rescue is a narrative, research-based video game inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through fast-paced gameplay set in Kenya, Norway, Brazil, India, and China, players meet and help five young heroes and help them solve global problems—such as displacement, disease, deforestation, drought, and pollution—at the community level. After all, it’s young global citizens who have the power to lead us to a more sustainable world!