As part of the three-day Mod & Game Jam “Auswärtig gespielt”, the three CGL students Housein Asadi, Farid Behrouzi and Pragya Mukherjee developed the digital strategy game “Divide & Rule” and were awarded by the jury for their innovative approach. The serious game inspired by the divide and rule policy of colonial powers in Middle East, Africa and South Asia critically explores the consequences of European colonial influence on other continents.

The Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur invited participants to the jam in Berlin as part of its “Auswärtsspiel” project, which is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. A total of 50 students and young professionals from the games industry as well as (foreign) policy experts took part, divided into twelve teams. In the end, a 10-person jury of experts selected three winning teams, who were each awarded prize money of 5,000 euros.

Play “Divide & Rule” here.

Find further information on the Game Jam and the other winning games here.