Environmental Agency (EEA)
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Become Eco-Agents and Help Protect
can now learn about ways to protect the environment, while chasing
The idea of the
game is to demonstrate
are relations between environment
and health, especially for children. It also shows how seemingly
small, individual behavioural changes can have a major impact at
In the long-term, the developers hope that the game will
inspire private games developers to integrate environmental issues
Languages: All official
EU languages + 3 languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Icelandic,
Kalaallisut, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak,
Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish; plus: Turkish, Norwegian and Russian
The agents are then sent
out on missions within the areas: chemicals, transport, water, air
and climate change. The visitor starts out as an agent-trainee and
must gather knowledge and pass tests to finally become a fully fledged
Eco-Agent. They can then compare themselves with other agents. The
agent can pass tests to raise his/her score - as compared to the
become undercover 'eco agents' in comic strip stories. In each story,
from the Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Turkey and Greece are assigned
to a special mission, such as infiltrating a 'wind farm' in the Netherlands,
which is a cover-up for a natural gas extraction facility.
a personal profile, each new recruit actually appears in the comic
strips alongside the permanent characters. Each mission includes
children earn points towards a general score.
The story on climate
change is online. Stories on water, sustainable lifestyle,
biodiversity and air quality are planed.
Each storyline has a corresponding quiz. Correct answers provide feedback
and further information on that particular issue, whereas incorrect
answers first provide a hint and then invite the player to try again.
The quizzes can also be downloaded and used in classrooms.
can also access other educational material as well as a list of websites
in their country where they can find more detailed information
about environmental issues.
European Environment Agency presented the Eco Agents website at
2008', a science and technology festival for teenagers,
April 2008 in Juensuu, Finland.