Under what circumstances does hydrogen become a sustainable and profitable alternative fuel for transportation? With this question in mind, Perspectivity started developing a serious game, commissioned by the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) in November 2018. The goal of the game is to let participants experience the transition to a hydrogen-based economy.
After Mark, Michiel, Herman and Marjolein came together in many sessions and tested it in different organizations, the Hydrogen Mobility Game was delivered in September 2019. So far, the game has already been played at a conference on renewable energy, a university and at a conference with over 140 managers of Shell. Some of the reactions are: “highly realistic”, “engaging and fun”, “at first chaotic but then I started to see the connections”…
During the game, participants experience the need for a simultaneous transition of supply and demand, the role of innovation and knowledge distribution and the effect of policies they introduced themselves as government. Because the game includes five different player roles, it is a bit more complicated than the Climate Challenge or Nexus Challenge. Whereas these games are especially powerful in enhancing cooperation, the Hydrogen game enhances more ‘system insight’.
We are now looking for more organisations and events where we can facilitate the Hydrogen Mobility Game! If you know an organisation that would benefit, if you would like to have more information or if you are interested in our next open game, please contact Mark.