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Future Delta 2.0 (FD2)

The year is 2100 and you live in a dystopic future where the City of Delta has failed to address climate change adequately – it has been affected by sea-level rise, storm surges, heat waves, & fires, and communities are facing food shortages, high-prices, increased traffic and pollution. Travel back in time to present day and see if you have what it takes to change the future…for better or for worse.

Classroom Workshop

About the Game & Research

Future Delta 2.0 is an educational videogame on climate change that brings together methods from commercial gaming and participatory research to address climate change science in an innovative place-based game environment. It draws on various conceptual and practical approaches to compelling, educational gameplay – such as immersion, exploration, stealth, and social interaction.

Researchers from UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning in the Faculty of Forestry and the Centre of Culture and Technology in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies have partnered with students & teachers from Delta, BC to create the game.

Future Delta, for the first time, enables real-time exploration and querying of local climate change scenarios in the player’s own backyard.
– Dr. Stephen Sheppard, Director, CALP and Professor, Forest Resources Management, UBC Faculty of Forestry.

Jen Muranetz from Shaw TV’s Go! West Coast recently featured a story on Future Delta 2.0 and its unique partnership with the Delta School District in co-designing and evaluating the videogame as a proof-of-concept learning tool. Learn more about the project