Local Government Association of Qld

The LGAQ, Articulous and software developer Bail Enemy Jet developed the concept and MVP (minimum viable product) for the LGAQ’s tool to gamify public education and choice making for local council planning.

The scenario-based game called “Better Communities” has a series of towns, where players need to make policy and planning choices in response to changing scenarios.

Articulous co-developed the game concept (presenting an original 3 concepts to choose from), developed the characters, wrote the scenarios, developed the game logic, and project managed the software development.

The game was launched in late 2019 on Google Play and the Apple store.

The LGAQ developed (the Better Communities simulation game) with award-winning Queensland game development studio Bail! Enemy Jet and local comms experts Articulous,” Mr Hallam said.

“The purpose of the game is to create and build up your ideal community, so you end up with one where people are happy and healthy, trust their local authority, have job opportunities and recreational options, with the added challenge of not blowing your budget as you go along.

“Better Communities uses familiar Australian architecture and landscape and puts the player in charge of every aspect of civic life, presenting real world challenges and consequences.”