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Stop Disasters!

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Stop Disasters!
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This disaster simulation game, (from the United Nations (UN) and International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) enables players to experience 5 natural environmental hazards (wildfires, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and hurricanes), by understanding their risks and applying effective methods of prevention and mitigation. The player’s  role is to plan and construct a safer environment, assess the disaster risk for the environmental disaster hazards, while attempting to limit the damage when natural hazards strike. You are given advice along the way; some will be good, and other will be bad.

Gameplay

Choose scenario (tsunami, hurricane, wild fire, earthquake, flood).

Build new houses, schools, hospitals.

Protect buildings, make upgrades, demolish unsafe houses.

Manage your city’s budget.

Discover problems with managing city and dealing with natural disasters.

Context

Created by ISDR which brings many organisations, universities and institutions together for a common objective: reducing the number of dead and injured by disasters triggered by natural hazards.

Target group

Benefits

Stop Disasters! helps players understand the risk brought on by poor city management.

Players learn what type of preparations are necessary to withhold against different natural disasters.

Thanks to the engrossing nature of Stop Disasters!, players are encouraged to try every possible disaster scenarios in the game.

Training in disaster preparedness, disaster management and connected problems.

Trivia

Every of the scenarios takes place in a different place in the world. It shows that people from other countries face different problems and risks, and it is important to know how to prepare for dangers that are the most common in one’s own area.

Genre

Price

Free for non-comercial purpose.

Number of players

1 player

Number of moderators

no moderator

Duration

15-30 minutes

Languages

Technical requirements

computer with web connection and Flash Player version 7 or above

How to run this game?

To play the game go to the game’s website.

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