discussion / Human-Wildlife Conflict  / 23 June 2017

Operation Ferdinand - a Predator and Livestock Conflict Prevention Video Game!

Hello there, WiILDLABS!

My name is Gabriela Fleury, a conservation biologist and graduate of the University of Cape Town's ConBio programme. I work with Jaymie Krambeck, a software engineer, to create environmental education video games under our newly founded Bright Frog Game Studios.

Our mission is to create environmental education games to address the most pressing issues that weigh upon our world, from human and wildlife conflict and beyond. 

Our first major project is Operation Ferdinand. Operation Ferdinand is a unique predator and livestock conflict prevention effort that is a novel blending of ecological education and video game design. 

The main effort of Operation Ferdinand is a free multi-use downloadable video game for Windows and OS X that will teach best practices for livestock enclosure construction and predator identification (as well as an anti-poisoning message in version 4.0, soon coming.)

Suitable for use in field conditions as it contains only simple graphics, this free game will be an invaluable outreach and educational tool for local communities.

We're excited to share this project with you and to become a part of the WILDLABS community!

Esther Githinji
@EstherGithinji  | She/Her
Fauna & Flora
I am the WILDLABS East Africa Conservation Technology Coordinator
Group Curator

Hey @FleuryGS :)

Bright Frog Game Studios is producing some really cool environmental education video games that more people should know about! I've gone ahead and added it as an organisation entry on the Inventory #Bright Frog Game Studios where you can edit and add more information, sharing more about the insightful games you've developed like Operation Ferdinand.