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  • PlayCreateGreen

    PlayCreateGreen

    PlayCreateGreen was founded in 2019 by a group of leading Nordic game companies to assist video game companies in effecting real change by sharing knowledge essential to achieve climate neutrality. […]

  • Xbox Sustainability Toolkit

    Xbox Sustainability Toolkit

    Through an open-source platform designed by and for video game creators, Xbox helps professionals understand and reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of the games they develop while minimising […]

  • Ukie’s Sustainability Working Group

    Ukie’s Sustainability Working Group

    The trade association for the UK games and interactive entertainment industry, Ukie represents companies ranging from micro studios to multinationals, developers, publishers and service companies, working online, mobile, console, PC, […]

  • Green Games Guide

    Green Games Guide

    This guide was created by Ukie, Games London and Playing for the Planet in early 2021 to help video game companies improve their eco-friendly approach. It’s the first UK resource […]

  • Climate Games: The Developers’ Field Guide

    Climate Games: The Developers’ Field Guide

    Presented at GDC 2023, the Developer’s Field Guide for Climate Games provides a proven step-by-step method to structure the developers’ creative journey and make sure they maximize the impact potential […]

  • Drawdown Project

    Drawdown Project

    Drawdown Project is a global network of scientists and researchers seeking to drastically reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, in a safe and equitable way, by putting forward science-based […]

  • LBNL – GreenGaming – 2016

    LBNL – GreenGaming – 2016

    This study was conducted in 2016 in the United States by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in collaboration with video game industry professionals to encourage them to optimise the […]

  • A Drawdown-Aligned Framework for the Gaming Industry

    A Drawdown-Aligned Framework for the Gaming Industry

    Developed by Project Drawdown, this tool presents a framework of solution-oriented topics the gaming industry can use to reduce emissions from its operations. Each topic includes a list of high-impact […]

  • Climate Game Toolkit for Content Creators

    Climate Game Toolkit for Content Creators

    Yes, game developers can help solve Climate change! But where to start? This 1-hour workshop is a 360 overview at the solutions you can deploy as a game developer at […]

  • The Environmental Game Design Playbook

    The Environmental Game Design Playbook

    This guide is designed by game developers for game developers, in partnership with researchers, climate activists and game enthusiasts. Its goal is to help developers design games based on a […]

  • Microsoft Green design Principles

    Microsoft Green design Principles

    Implemented by Microsoft, the Green Design Principles are a set of fundamental social and environmental questions to consider when starting a new design project or reevaluating an existing one. Individuals […]

  • THE SHIFT PROJECT – Climate Crisis : the unsustainable use of online video. The practical case for digital sobriety – 2021

    THE SHIFT PROJECT – Climate Crisis : the unsustainable use of online video. The practical case for digital sobriety – 2021

    In this 2021 study, the Shift Project provides facts and figures to help us better understand how digital technology is developed and make the necessary trade-offs to achieve our societies’ […]

  • A Climate Handbook for Game Companies by Game Companies

    A Climate Handbook for Game Companies by Game Companies

    PlayCreateGreen is an open-source platform for the video game industry that hosts a professional community and provides examples of actions and best practices on climate and environmental issues. It was […]

  • Greening the Game Industry

    Greening the Game Industry

    Greening the Game Industry is an independent publication launched in May 2022 by Ben Abraham, a sustainability researcher and advocate for swift and effective decarbonization of the digital games industry. […]

  • The Gamesplanet Eco Gaming Score

    The Gamesplanet Eco Gaming Score

    The Gamesplanet Eco Gaming Score is a display method registered with The French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME). It provides players with a score measuring the environmental impact of each […]