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Nowadays a thriving metropolis, an anonymous city Cultural Memory Game is set in, witnessed a severe disaster almost a century ago. However, with an influx of new people and no major disaster having occurred since then, players (assuming the roles of city inhabitants) are blissfully neglecting any need for implementing prevention and preparedness measures… until the next disaster strikes.


The game draws on the concept of cultural memory as the key factor contributing to community resilience. The bits and pieces of past catastrophic events are scattered around the city, offering prompts to those who are ready to relate facts. Will you use your time to visit the Local Museum or would you rather opt for a shopping spree? The choice is yours, but it will certainly affect your future!


Cultural memory in the context of disasters. The game was designed and developed in the project “European Disasters in Urban centres: a Culture Expert Network” within the EU Horizon 2020 Programme.


Players learn from the past to shape your present and future.
Players understand the role of cultural memory in developing resilience
Players master decision-making in an uncertain environment
Players learn to set and align their goals.
Players interpret and relate facts.


There are a few different versions of the game available for download, including earthquake and flood versions. The game has been played by the inhabitants of earthquake-exposed Volos (Greece) and flood-prone Dordrecht (the Netherlands).



Free for non-commercial purposes.

Number of players

more than 10 players

Number of moderators

1 moderator


1-2 hours


Cultural Memory Game set


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