Everyone deserves to grow up and live in a peaceful and plentiful world. Yet so many suffer in the face of increasing disparity and challenges like global warming, scarcity, and social unrest. The aim of GameChangers is to bring awareness to outmoded economic structures that perpetuate imbalance and build the scaffolding necessary to create inclusive, resilient, and nature-affirming local economies.
At GameChangers, we envision a world in which economic systems work effectively to balance interests, build common resources, nourish ecosystems, and provide for current and future generations. We see a vast network of healthy and vibrant communities in which everyone can participate and everyone thrives.
We believe the shift from extractive global economies to sustainable local economies starts with education. GameChangers creates immersive, bias-free, and scalable learning experiences that inspire people of all ages to see themselves as economic and civic innovators rather than disempowered bystanders.
• For youth, we develop learning games that illuminate patterns and build new collaborative and co-generative capacity.
• For adults, we amplify and connect people focused on transforming systems of production, consumption, and waste.
• For society, we provide support to local communities working to actualize and sustain universal well-being.
Crystal Island: Survival of the Crystal People: a digital game in which players develop financial and civic literacy by exploring different types of trade, taxation, and stewardship while vanquishing encroaching darkness
World Pieces: a role-playing board game that illustrates the often hidden or latent effects of commercial behavior while challenging players to negotiate conflicting goals as they attempt to restore the world’s natural resources.
Care Economy Meet-Up: a tri-annual conference of communities around the world working to create equitable, prosperous, and eco-friendly local economies
Pod of Gold Podcast: a weekly podcast that highlights the work of activists, practitioners, and thinkers focused on transforming destructive patterns of production, consumption, and waste
FairyDust: a block chain-based social currency designed to catalyze stewardship and altruism within a care economy (in development)
OpenSources: a mobile app designed to explore the identity of “self” in the context of “community” (concept phase)