DeepCity, Deep Understanding

Research partnerships with Ontario Universities create...

digital games that challenge players to find solutions to urban sustainability, increasing their awareness of and engagement with social issues. 

Urban sustainability is a bit of buzzword these days as population pressures, climate change and development take their toll on society. The issues are complex, but OCAD U researchers have teamed up with Wero Creative and Evergreen Brickworks to develop an innovative tool to encourage solutions. Their contribution is a digital game called DeepCity, billed as “a real time strategy game set in a near future of strange beings, megastorms, and scarcity where energy is as precious as life itself.”


DeepCity is designed to increase players’ engagement with social issues and their desire to develop solutions for urban sustainability.