Oikopolis

Discovering sources of pollution in the farm.

Educational Software

Oikopolis is an educational adventure game dealing with the issues of pollution, usage and management of water, destined for children aged 6 and up. The game deals with complex issues like subterranean waters, waste management, citizens' habits as well as local actions.

The user takes on the role of a small child that discovers that the waters around his village are polluted. He begins his journey, aiming to understand what is at fault. During the game, the hero explores the urban and natural environment, discovering several of the causes of pollution as well as possible solutions. 

The player is encouraged to explore different strategies of dealing with the issues, via the local assembly that can take concrete measures. Each solution has advantages and disadvantages, and thus each player has to reason and reach their own conclusions. Based on constructivist educational principles, Oikopolis inspires the player to use critical thought in order to understand the complex issues of ecological balance.

The editorship of all educational material was performed in partnership with Fani Arabatzidou (Kallisto). The project was illustrated by Chickenworks.

The village center. We can see the school, cafe, library and houses.

The village center. We can see the school, cafe, library and houses.

The student researcher allows the hero to enter subterranean waters

The student researcher allows the hero to enter subterranean waters via "The Bubble".

Travel into the subterranean waters. We can distinguish sources of pollution inv

Travel into the subterranean waters. We can distinguish sources of pollution invisible from the surface.

The village assembly tries to solve the problems.

The village assembly tries to solve the problems.

After finding the magic flute, the hero can communicate with animals and plants.

After finding the magic flute, the hero can communicate with animals and plants.

The rubbish dump in the beginning of the game...

The rubbish dump in the beginning of the game...

... and its new look after implementing recycling.

... and its new look after implementing recycling.

Conversation with other citizens in front of the grocer's.

Conversation with other citizens in front of the grocer's.

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