Stop Disasters 2.0: Video Games as Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction

Show simple item record Gampell, Anthony en Gaillard, Jean-Christophe en 2017-05-21T22:17:22Z en 2016-08 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 34(2):283-316 Aug 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 0280-7270 en
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dc.description.abstract Increasingly, international organisations (e.g. UNESCO, UNISDR), governments (e.g. Canada), and non-government organisations (NGOs) (e.g. Save the Children, Christian Aid) and researchers use video games to raise disaster and disaster risk reduction (DRR) awareness. Yet, there is a paucity of studies on these games in the disaster literature. This article presents a typology specifically designed to deconstruct both disaster awareness building and mainstream disaster orientated video games, identifying how games like Stop Disasters, Disaster Watch, Inside Haiti, Earthquake Response, Fallout and SimCity instil disaster awareness, portray hazards, vulnerabilities, capacities, disasters and DRR. The article also touches upon ideas of game content, player motivation, skill building and social interaction in the context of disaster themed video games. The findings suggest video games have the potential to be positive tools to reinforce messages surrounding DRR, though further research is necessary. This article sets an agenda for future research. en
dc.publisher Jacksonville State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters en
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dc.title Stop Disasters 2.0: Video Games as Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 283 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: International Research Committee on Disasters en
pubs.end-page 316 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 610739 en Science en School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-01-30 en

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