How a London games developer started its journey to carbon neutrality
The Arts Building, Morris Pl, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JG, UK
SPECIAL GAMES LONDON EVENT HOSTED AS PART OF LONDON CLIMATE ACTION WEEK
Hear from one of London’s leading games developers and its journey to carbon neutrality - and the steps it is taking to empower its players to join in.
Space Ape Games is a mobile games studio based in London with the mission of making the highest quality and most successful games on mobile. The company offsets 200% of its carbon footprint, reduced its footprint by 25% in 2019 and has pledged to reduce it further.
This session will:
Demystify how a games studio goes about decarbonising
Share Space Ape’s practical approach to understanding and addressing the carbon footprint of its studio and games
Demonstrate how studios are empowering players in their own sustainability efforts
Nic Walker has been at Space Ape Games for seven years and is primarily responsible for the infrastructure that runs their games and studio. He took on responsibility for sustainability and climate two years ago and is passionate about sharing the journey that Space Ape have taken to become climate neutral.
Deborah Mensah-Bonsu is Founder of dmb crew and its flagship initiative “Games for Good”, which focuses on helping studios and industry harness games for social impact. She consults for UN Environment’s Playing for the Planet and was a driving force behind the Green Mobile Game Jam which reached more than 100 Million gamers about climate change. This year the Green Jam has expanded to include console and PC titles.
The session is organised by Games London, a Mayor of London-backed initiative to make London the games capital of the world through a variety of activity covering sustainability, D&I, business and cultural work - including delivery of the annual London Games Festival. In March 2021, Games London in association with Ukie and the UN's Playing For The Planet launched the Green Games Guide - a comprehensive guide to how the games sector can be more sustainable. www.games.london/sustainability/