Dialogic is a game developed by MPI alumna Zon Vanel. It provides lessons on negotation and conflict resolution interspersed with match three games.
From the Goolge Apps Store:
A fantasy game about words of peace, packed in simple and fun match three game.
This game let you choose one of five characters, you can choose wheter become a human, elf, dwarf, satyr or siren. Each character has their own unique power.
The dialogues will tell about the conflict escalation and how they will solve it after you solve the game.
The match three game will be limited by time, you should fulfill the lower spherical bar by match the tokens before the time is up.
We build games that educate and change the attitude and mindset of children and youth in order to prepare them for a peaceful future. South Sudan is a country where two generations have grown up during civil war.
Liyla and the shadows of war is not actually about peacebuilding. Rather, according to its creator:
Liyla and the shadows of war is a game based on actual events, it tells a story of little girl lives in Gaza during the war in 2014.
When you live in war zone and death is hunting everyone, things will look different and choices become harder. Face your fate in an unjust war to survive with your family from the shadows of war.
Time is running against you, your family is in danger and there is nowhere to hide or to do but to get them out of home through a hero journey to a safer place.
Shooting and bombing everywhere and it will hunt you unless you make fast decisions as you progress through different events. These events are real and they will make you choose the hard way. Live or die!
- A story based on Actual events.
- Witness the actual events of war from different point of view.
- Emotional experience that will touch your heart.
- Provoke different feelings in a short space of time.
- Explore amazing atmosphere.
- Challenging decision, events and puzzles awaiting for you.
- Epic music and Sound effects.
So, while it is not directly about peacebuilding, it is a game that can lead to serious discussions about war and peacebuilding. The game is available for both Android and iOS.
This is probably one of the most immersive online games for honing peacebuilding skills you will find. If you are going to try this out, make sure you have the time! Unfortunately, the characters maintain the cultural narrative that a white westerner goes to a country in the global south (in this case, an invented African nation) to bring justice. Perhaps a future version will give options for the characters and even for insider-partial mediators. In any case, if you are looking for an online game to develop your analytical skills, give this a try and let us know what you think.
Imagine being sent to Zhobia, a country you never visited before, with a mission to develop the rule of law there. How will YOU maneuver through the complex socio-political environment? Will YOU be able to bring peace to Zhobia?
Rational Games has an app for learning how to negotiate called Negotiate: Bidding for Babelsberg. Click on the link above or find it at the following links:
iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/negotiate!/id877675214?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play Store: http://goo.gl/U2vMPf
Amazon App Store: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MAGWM6C
ABOUT THE GAME
- PeaceMaker is inspired by real events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Be a leader and bring peace to the region before your term in office ends.
- PeaceMaker is two games in one: play both the role of the Israeli Prime Minister or the Palestinian President.
- Play the news: how would you react to the events in the Middle East presented using real news footage and images?
- Depending on what you bring to the table, we have three difficulty levels to choose from including calm, tense and violent.
PeaceTech Lab works to reduce violent conflict using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts.
Get connected to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and the field of strategic nonviolent action with an iPhone/iPod Touch app. The People Power App is a free mobile app giving you access to all of ICNC's educational and research materials, information on its latest activities and news on nonviolent conflicts and struggles around the world. Watch lectures and interviews on our YouTube Channel, sign up for one of our webinars, read the latest news, check out our online resource library and stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter. The new People Power App is the best way to explore our vast resources of information on strategic nonviolent action!
Features of the App include:
- Get introduced to the field of nonviolent action and watch our short video "Civil Resistance: A First Look"-Read more about the subject in the accompanying booklet
- Get an updated stream of news on ICNC activities
- Browse the latest News Digest on Nonviolent Action
- Subscribe to our twice-weekly News Digest on news related to nonviolent conflict-Learn about nonviolent conflicts around the world by reading our Conflict Summaries
- Watch our YouTube Channel, where you will find interviews, lectures and our exclusive Webinar Series.
- Connect to our Resource Library and check out People Power: The Game.
- Learn more about ICNC and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.
About ICNCFounded in 2002, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, nonprofit educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian based, nonmilitary strategies to establish and defend human rights, democratic self-rule and justice world wide. Acting as a catalyst to stimulate interest in nonviolent conflict, ICNC works with an extensive network of educators, organizers, journalists, and nongovernmental organizations around the world to develop and disseminate knowledge about strategic nonviolent action. For more information about our work or questions about educational and research materials, please visit our website: www.nonviolent-conflict.org
People Power is a game for either a PC or a Mac. As described on the website for the game:
People Power is about politics, about strategy and about social change. As a leader of a popular movement you fight against tough adversaries who control the police, the army and bureaucracy, even the media. The only weapon in your hand is your strategic skill and ingenuity.
People Power is more than a game. It’s an opportunity to join a community of others who want to learn about civil resistance and nonviolent strategies. Everyone can design scenarios and post them on the scenario page, available to the whole community. On our Forum, you can exchange ideas with other players and scenario designers.
The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs.
Don't forget that SDG 16 is Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has developed an app on the Sustainable Development Goals. They write the following:
The app will help you discover how each one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is directly related to the daily work of local and regional governments. With the interactive format you can be actively involved and see the important work being done by local and regional governments to achieve the SDGs.
For each goal, you will understand why local governments should not simply be viewed as the implementing bodies of the Agenda. Local and regional governments are indeed important policy-makers and catalysts for change and are best positioned to link the global goals to local communities.
The app’s content is based on this publication: “The Sustainable Development Goals: What Local Governments Need to Know”
Umbrella is an app for Android designed to help human rights workers stay secure on and off line. Here is what Holly Kilroy says about the app:
Umbrella’s content has been sourced from best practice security manuals and digital security guides, and provides practical advice for everything — from how to make a secure phone call or protect files, to counter-surveillance or what to do in case of arrest.
Lessons give simple step-by-step actions of what to do in any given security situation, and show the best tools for it.
Levels allow users to choose their level of ability and also get answers that reflect the level of risk or the type of protection needed.
Checklists help mark the user’s progress and share with colleagues what actions have been implemented or have yet to be done.
Tools recommended in the lessons can be tricky, so a tool-guide gives step-by-step help on how to set up and use the tools suggested.
A dashboard provides real-time updates on possible security threats, and alerts the user if there is anything in the vicinity that she/he should be aware of – from physical security risks like protests or kidnappings, to environmental or health security risks like floods or disease outbreaks.
Umbrella is free, open-source, and has cleared a security code-audit – it doesn’t track users’ location or take any personal data on them. Once the app is downloaded it can be used without data – the only feature that needs Internet access is the dashboard.