Sea Level Slow-Up
is a cooperative educational environmental board game about the tragedy of the commons. This game WON the college games category of the Arctic Climate Game Jam
! In this game, three countries of the polar ocean - the U.S., Canada, and Russia - must work together to achieve carbon neutrality or all of them will be flooded.
This game was created by Benjamin Hemphill, Dustin Snowadzky, and yours truly in our Board Game Design class at Montgomery College. At present Dustin and I are focused on fine-tuning the game for an official educational release as well as securing protection, so details are sparse by design.
We were commemorated by the Montgomery County Council on 2017-09-19, presented by Councilmember Craig Rice. It was a lot of fun! You can watch a video of the proclamation
and read about it on the Montgomery College website
. Unfortunately, Ben was unable to attend the proclamation, but Russell Allen, a winner from last year's National Climate Game Jam, was in attendance.