Games for Future

The man-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In every domain, we're forced to question the status quo, and the gaming industry is no exception. On this wiki, we aim to tackle a fundamental question: How can we, as a sensitive and self-reflective community of independent game developers and academics, contribute to shaping a sustainable future for both our medium and our planet? Inspired by the positive utopias of solarpunk, we want to look into a hopeful future and discuss how games might play a positive part in it.

The wiki is part of the Seminar Games for Future v2: Solarpunk (Summer 2024) and the Games for Future workshop at the A MAZE Festival(Berlin, 10.05.2024).


This could lead to a games for future manifesto.

Game Design

How can game design contribute?

What is already happening?


Solarpunk sees itself as a counter-movement to the dystopian view of cyberpunk. Through art, literature and media formats, it creates a utopia in which people live in harmony with nature and our planet's resources in a climate-neutral world. However, Solarpunk is more than just a naive vision of the future; it is a movement that focuses on local action and unites supporters from various fields such as design, environmental protection, agriculture, engineering, software development and open source. The vision of a sustainable future should not only be told, but also lived.

“We are solarpunks because optimism has been taken away from us and we are trying to take it back.” - solarpunk manifesto

More about Solarpunk


The Games for Future Wiki is part of the Games for Futures Seminars at BURG Giebichenstein University of Art & Design Halle.





Institutions, links and ideas for forecasting and thinking about the future: