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Our learning games focus on important global issues.

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Travel to the historic city of Timbuktu (TB2), Mali where you begin a reporting assignment about the ancient manuscripts housed there. But beware: things don’t always go as planned…

 TB2 is co-developed with The Pulitzer Center and is launching soon! Try out the prototype here!

 
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With Get Water!, we bring to you the story of Maya, a girl who loves going to school, but has to collect water for her family instead. Have fun helping Maya bring clean water to kids around the world through playing this story-driven endless runner!

Get Water! is distributed through Fingerprint Digital, Samsung KidsTime,  Playaway LaunchPad and more!

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“”Having worked in the games industry, this is the first time that I have come across a social & unique contribution like this!”
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“Excellent graphics and gameplay. Reminds me of home back in India. Thank you for cherishing the spirit.”
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Creative Labs

Learn about the social value of games!

Creative Labs are intensive hands-on learning sessions where we will teach you the basics of game design for social change. You will also learn how games can be used to effectively engage individuals and communities, and energize a new generation in critical global challenges.

Upcoming Creative Labs:

Montreal, April 2015 (more details coming soon!)

Press

The buzz on Decode Global and our games!

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“This app offers some fun video game-style play while introducing awareness of the global water crisis and encouraging kids to do something about it.”
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“Aside from being easy to play and difficult to put down, the title purposefully raises awareness of unclean water conditions in other countries.”

 

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About Us

We believe that not only can games be a lot of fun, but they can also teach kids about important global issues.

Angelique Mannella
Angelique Mannella
CEO

Angelique has 14 years of experience in technology product design, and has lived in six countries worldwide. Angelique is a professional engineer, and has degrees from McGill University (BEng), the London School of Economics (MSc), and INSEAD (MBA).

Jukka Alasalmi
Jukka Alasalmi
CTO

Jukka is a Finnish game developer, with over 5 years of experience developing mobile multimedia applications and middleware. After years of working at Nokia, he decided to join the startup world, and move south to Montreal from Oulu, Finland.

Daniela Yli-Kiikka
Daniela Yli-Kiikka
Creative & UX

Daniela is a Finnish game artist who joined the Decode Global Team in 2012 for a six month Fellowship, and is now a full-time member of the team. She has a degree in graphic design, and is currently finishing up her BBA, specializing in game art.

Nicole Darabian
Nicole Darabian
Marketing & Partnerships

Fluent in three languages, Nicole’s multicultural and interdisciplinary background led her to pursue international development studies with minors in international relations and management at McGill University.

Renee Jackson
Renee Jackson
Education specialist

Renee Jackson is working on her PhD in Education at Concordia University, studying videogames and education. She has 14 years of experience in education, at all levels, and in public, private and community based contexts.

Layla Belmahi
Layla Belmahi
Gender Research Intern

Layla is a Communication student at Concordia University, and an activist whose previous initiatives on social media led to socio-political reforms in Morocco. She is passionate about new technologies and their impact on social change.

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