Neighborhood Science - Games

Fun games you can play to learn about pressing global issues. Some games help contribute to and monitor these important global issues.

  • The Climate Trail (iOS | Android)
    Play this survival game as one of the climate refugees fleeing ever-worsening conditions after inaction on climate has rendered much of the USA (and the world) uninhabitable. As you journey north in search of a safe haven, you will learn from other characters who reveal how and why this climate apocalypse unfolded.
  • Earthgames
    Play a game from this game developer community to learn more about the natural world and our role within it. Most games are apps available on iOS and Android platforms.
  • FoldIt
    Play the game to fold and design proteins for scientific research on COVID-19. Compete with other players to discover high-scoring protein folds, which represent a protein's physical structure. The game is perfect for puzzle lovers and it does not need prior knowledge about protein folds. Registration is required.
  • NASA NeMO-Net (iOS | Android | Windows)
    Play the game to help NASA classify coral reefs by painting 3D and 2D images of coral and train NASA’s Supercomputer, Pleiades to classify and assess the health of coral reefs around the world.
  • Questagame (iOS | Android)
    Play the world's first mobile game that takes you outdoors to discover, map, and help real scientists and researchers understand how we can better manage and protect biodiversity in a changing world. Just snap a photo of any life (e.g, animals, insects, bugs) you come across and upload them to the app. You will earn gold for every sighting you share and more gold if you can identify the species, or if it is rare.
  • Stall Catchers
    Help accelerate research on Alzheimer's Disease by playing this game. Your participation can help researchers fully understand how stalls are contributing to Alzheimer's and discover potential treatment targets.