WHAT IS A ROLE-PLAYING GAME?
A game in which players take on the roles of imaginary characters to engage in a given scenario. Role-playing games are powerful educational tools because they allow people to experience new perspectives in first person in a low stress, risk free environment.
WHY SHOULD I PLAY SMILEURBO?
Because it is a game like no other! You will practice skills of communication, problem-solving, cooperation, time-management and negotiation. Things that you are not often taught formally at school. All players leave the experience with a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in a group context and therefore are more prepared for the real world’s challenges.
The game engages participants on a strong emotional level. The fast pace and hands-on experience creates energy and a lot of fun!
HOW CAN I GET THE LOGIN TO PLAY THE GAME?
Simply contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org telling who you are and we will send you our licencing conditions.
IS SMILEURBO AN ONLINE GAME OR IS IT PLAYED IN PERSON?
SmileUrbo combines the use of technology and in-person interaction. The players must play in the same room so that they can hold discussions but the mobile devices are used to track the progress of the game.
HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE NEEDED TO PLAY?
The game is designed for 8 players, but can be played with 7-10 players. Please tell us how many players you plan to have so we can further assist you with this.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO PLAY THE GAME?
6 hours is needed to play the entire game. There are three rounds which each require a half-hour of preparation and then an hour and a half to play. The rounds can be played separately.
IS THIS GAME FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS?
The game is a complex simulation of reality and it can be played by anyone 16 years of age or older.
WHAT ARE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PLAY A GAME?
In order to play the game you will need a fast wifi connection, a laptop, a projector for all the players to see a shared screen, 2 mobile devices (can be a smartphone, tablet, etc.) and a fast printer.
DOES THE GAME COST ANYTHING TO PLAY?
SmileUrbo was created as a way to make an impact on how people collaborate and perceive their community, so our goal is to spread it to as many people as possible.
There is a possibility to play with reduced license fee for non-profits and public institutions.
SmileUrbo is also available for commercial purposes and prices differs on the country and the amount of games played annually.
For any details according the subject of licenses please contact email@example.com.
Keep in mind though, that we are a non for profit organization and the profits from commercial uses of the game, will go back directly to our charity work, creation of educational tools and supporting developing communities.
CAN I USE THIS GAME FOR MY CLASSROOM/WORKPLACE/ORGANIZATION/ETC.?
Sure, to use SmileUrbo just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if you have never played the game before, you will need to take a training session with us.
WHO CREATED THE GAME?
The game was created and developed by Smilemundo.org, a nonprofit organization from Barcelona, Spain. We are a group of passionate people who love inventing and creating ways to contribute to sustainable development.
We have created the game in a close partnerships with the Innowatorium Foundation, iWith.org Foundation, the Open University of Catalonia, the University of Girona.
SmileUrbo was co-financed by ERASMUS+ and Diputació of Barcelona.
It is a new and exciting experience that allows you to observe how small decisions affect the overall fate of a whole community (Roberto)
This project truly touched my heart! I believe this is an area that is needed across the globe! (Darcy)
I think it is great to have a game that can make a difference! (Karine)