The SeriousGeoGames Lab designs game-based activities to inspire people to take action on environmental issues. As part of the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull (UK), our activities features world-class research into some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues and the potential solutions.

We are an active research group in the area of environmental resilience with specialisms in flood risk and public engagement. We draw inspiration from gaming, its parallels with numerical modelling approaches, and try to take a playful approach to our work.


The SeriousGeoGames Lab was founded in 2014 by Chris Skinner at the University of Hull. Since then, it has completed several projects and exhibited at lots of events up and down the UK, talking to thousands of people about our research along the way. In 2018, the Earth Arcade was established as our public facing arm of the SeriousGeoGames Lab.

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Want to see a list of everything we have done? You can find one here.