Oropendola productions – good for them!
Oropendola Productions and Playfuel recently delivered an interactive street game for the Manchester Science Festival which took place on the streets of the city in order to raise awareness of the impact and causes of flooding.
Think escapes rooms meets crystal maze with a treasure hunt thrown in, all against the clock, as a team of 5 work to limit the effects of flooding in the city.
One element of the game allowed players to pick a political battle to tackle: challenging floodplain development, changing how farmland is managed or even lobbying for a complete ban on driven grouse shooting.
This video is part of the information material given to players about the Ban on Driven Grouse Shooting. Now more than ever we feel it important to use humour as a tool, whilst also outlining the most common arguments used by grouse estate owners in support of the shooting industry.
The overall aim was to subtly inform the wider public about some of the lesser known causes of flooding and the potential impacts of climate change on their city.
The game ran twice with 118 people taking part and was a great success. Average feedback of enjoyment was 8.8 out of 10 and 78% said that they learnt new things about flooding. Many were surprised to find out about the true cost of driven grouse shooting.
The team behind the game including street game designers, actors and musicians are all passionate about finding novel ways to engage the wider public with environmental issues and is currently seeking funding to bring this to other cities around the UK.
So it might come to a town near you soon!
To find out more check this link – www.facebook.com/downpourMCR
Nicholas Rodd – Oropendola Productions
Notes: Oropendola Productions are a production company specialising in videos about nature and the environment with a particular interest in Human-wildlife conflict.
In spring 2017 a film on the collision of worlds and illegal persecution of migrating birds of prey in the bottleneck of Georgia will be released.
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