Principal Investigator: dr hab. Paweł Frelik, prof. ucz.

National Science Center, OPUS


The project will offer a comprehensive discussion of how speculative video games, both big- budget and independent, represent and confront one of the timeliest challenges of our time: climate change. If science fiction and allied genres are really tools to productively think about global problems, then visions – both overtly fictional and speculative – of the transformation of climate are invested with particular urgency. The project will thus seek to demonstrate that speculative video games can serve as both tools of critical interrogation of this issue but also as demobilizing vectors that convey a sense of complacency about it.