The SIM4NEXUS Serious Game enables players to implement policies in a gameplay environment and explore how policies impact on different Nexus components.
Summary information is given about policy actions, assigned costs and potential benefits; this facilitates scorekeeping according to both financial and social capital metrics.
Costs are tallied against benefits, which are revealed as gameplay progresses. This allows a player to measure progress and compare to others.
It is built upon system dynamics models with a sound scientific basis.
The Serious Game
• Includes • a strategy map that facilitates comparison of policy impacts in different regions,
• a virtual card table in which policy cards can be applied through a drag-and-drop interface, and
• a visualization system that shows the impacts of users’ decisions on the model.
Go here http://seriousgame.sim4nexus.eu/ to play the SIM4NEXUS Serious Game; the game is optimized to work on the Chrome web browser, and is also able to perform on Firefox.
You can find a short demo-video on YouTube.