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Serious gaming

All stakeholders must be given an individual role in the realistic 3D world in an attempt to reach consensus

The underlying technology of the Tygron Platform is based on multiplayer gaming technology. This gives you the possibility of developing a serious game around a spatial planning task, in which the stakeholders are provided with a safe environment to use for experiments.

Stakeholders are being brought together in a realistic virtual 3D environment.

This gives the process supervisor the opportunity to consult about the real situation with the stakeholder. This doesn’t only make it easier to find joint solutions; it also gives a clear view of the objectives, limitations and dependencies of others.

This makes the Platform a powerful tool for creating general support and for finding realistic and widely supported solutions.

This is how the Tygron Geodesign Platform is used for serious gaming

“Real-estate experts and affordable housing advocates in two towns gathered to play pretend with virtual plastic blocks. The convener—say, a government—feeds data on building heights and zoning codes and impacted wetlands and such into the software. A group of invited locals might test how, for example, a setback on a taller building affects views and other variables.”

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

“Six years ago I played the Climate Game as a student of Delft University and now I’ve been able to help in climate advice for the municipality of Delft, while the game was used as an instrument. It was good fun to be able to decide what stakeholders are part of the serious game and what the relevant goals and interests are.”

“The Climate Game challenges students to limit the implications of climate change by taking design measures. They fill the role of parties who must work together in the real world as well: the water board, real-estate companies, the municipality and the Student Housing Foundation. The students are challenged to work together, to consult, to negotiate, solve problems, make compromises and work towards the best possible result for all the parties.”

“As the alternatives are explored, the plans can be adjusted in line with new insights or new developments. Throughout the sessions, the stakeholders gain a better understanding of their own and the other stakeholders’ roles. They negotiate and implement their plans and receive feedback on the effects.”