As a multiplayer, cooperative game, Tridal advocates responsible land use. It reprioritizes current resources– forests, farms, urban land, etc. – using mechanics that shift thinking paradigms.
Tridal contains two representations as a browser based game and as a board game. They both present limitations and successes when it comes to the core themes of the piece: land use science, multiplayability and collaboration.
Four to five people can play Tridal together. It is a deliberate, turn-based game, allowing the players to make contemplative, strategic moves. As players alter the land to meet their targets, carbon emissions increase or decrease based on their actions.
Tridal is a creative and engaging way to learn about land use and climate change. Through collaborative gameplay, it encourages players to work together towards a common goal, while cultivating meaningful conversations about the climate crisis.
Ultimately, the game is a step towards prioritising collective action and equitable resource allocation.
Documentation -> tridal.xyz
Writing -> Tridal: Game Mechanics and Climate Science