You are the senior editor of the world’s most popular and trusted news organization. You have the enviable power to set the news agenda, and thereby shift the zeitgeist.

Lead the world towards utopia, or unleash your inner villain to see how bad things can get. Nobody’s judging. Your choices will determine how well humanity will survive the 21st century.

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Survive the Century is also a gorgeous collectible book that you can hold in your hands, or place conspicuously on your coffee table. You can even leave it to your children, and it will almost certainly be around in 2100.

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Created by Sam Beckbessinger, Simon Nicholson and Christopher Trisos.

Featuring short fiction by Lauren Beukes, Rajat Chaudhuri, Maria Turtschaninoff and Sophia Al-Maria, as well as illustrations by Annika Brandow.

Invaluable scientific contributions (and hilarious headlines) co-ordinated through the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) of the University of Maryland. A full list of contributors is here.

This is a not-for-profit project supported by Climate Interactive, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), and the FLAIR Fellowship Programme: a partnership between the African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

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Survive the Century is a branching narrative game about the political, environmental and social choices humans will face between 2021 and 2100 as we adapt to the ravages of climate change.

This game is a work of fiction, but it is informed by real science.

We hope that this game helps you to feel less hopeless and nihilistic about the future. Our choices matter. It’s not over. There are still a lot of decisions we can make that will lead to dramatically different futures.

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Survive the Century has been used in classrooms and conference rooms around the world as a tool for learning, debate, discussion, and LOLs.

Instructions for group sessions