Strive to thrive as a bee or stitch together the pollinator-pathway as a gardener in the street-game Suburban Quilt.
Developed by Sophie Hanson, Suburban Quilt is an educational street-game designed to be played in a busy public space or pre-existing event to raise awareness on issues of suburban Auckland’s bee population, and the practical steps locals can take, through role-play and simulation.
In the game, players can try to produce enough resources to create a new hive as a bee, or stitch together the pollinator-pathway as a gardener. Finding mutually beneficial strategies requires social engagement – both parties need to understand and help each other through conversation and negotiation.
This game was developed in the AUT Art + Design Game + Play Design MESH Minor supported by Pigsty and playtested at the #AKLgamedev Meetups and will be shown at the MESH OPEN event on June 10 at 14:00PM in the Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG), level 2 atrium.
Follow #SuburbanQuilt for live tweets from the event.
Photos by Sophie Hanson, Stefan Marks and Ben Kenobi.