Thursday, 23 August 2007

ElectroCity - a fun educational game

What is ElectroCity?

ElectroCity is an online computer game that simulates, in a very simplified way, energy management in New Zealand. ElectroCity allows players to create their own city and explore different approaches to energy and the environment. It is educational and fun.

I love this game, it is fun and exciting and I have learnt something, electricity and how wind turbines work. I love being able to create a city and no matter what I do you get a different result each time.

From the About Us

How is energy generated? How much does it cost? How does it affect the environment?

These are extremely important topics today, and are no longer just the domain of engineers and industry experts.

ElectroCity was developed to increase public awareness – particularly among students – of the basic "common knowledge" of these topics. That is, the general terms and concepts of the industry and the dilemmas that go along with them.

Our goal is not to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of the controversies in the various energy debates. Rather, our goal is to spark an interest and lay an unbiased foundation for later learning.

We set out to make a game that was fun and educational. A game that gave kids something different to do in class and share with their parents. And a game that was clearly designed and built in New Zealand.

ElectroCity is proudly brought to you by Genesis Energy. Genesis Energy is a leading generator and retailer of energy in New Zealand. It generates electricity from a range of sources including gas, coal, wind and water.

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