One huge Co-Creation – GetH2O Game

Over the last two years we have been working on a serious game called Get H2O,  as a social learning tool to increase awareness and skills around the issues of water scarcity, community development and the potential for conflict escalation.

This post is a moment of taking stock, before the coming launch of the flash version of the game, of just how many people have been involved in this process. People from Amsterdam, Nairobi and Kampala mainly but also a few in the US, Germany, Cambodia and Palestine. It’s like one huge Co-Creation project.

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a large community of designers and players to co-create and run campaigns across continents reaching young people where they are. Check out this long list of folks (no particular order) in who contributed in small and big ways, thanks to all!

In Amsterdam

Kim Nooij, Joppe Rovers, Lisanne van Vliet, Kersti Wissenbach, Jerry Gomez, The Saints, 999 Games, Radio Nederlands Worldwide, HvA Interactive media students, Elise Eichler, Margriet Straatman, Windesheim college, NCDO, Marzieh Ghanimifard, Eric and Yvonne, PixelPixies, Picnic Conference, SBOS, Ministery of Foreign Affairs, NRC, Volkskrant, Het Parool, Bas Vlugt, Joris Dormans, Oxfam Novib, UPACT, Afrika Dag, Michiel Huisman, Ineke Aquarius, Hanja Holm, Chantal Steur, Michal Stassel, Dewi Boode, Vals Plat, Ellis Bartholomeus,  Nina van der Woude, Andrew Patterson, David Dwight Holly, Sofia, Miguel Antonio, Middelbare school Deventer, Raoul Nolen, Rutger Bults, Tessa Kocken, Machtelt Oudenhuijzen, Jalmar Pfeifer, Anne Vroegop, Elise Manders-Groen, Cha Cha Lou, Christiaan Baillieux, Nadia van Emmerik, Hajo van Beijma, Bart Hendricks, Thijs de Vries, Mathieu. Tina Marlissa, Monique de Bruin, Zwipit, Annewies Kuipers,  Marije van Dodeweerd, Ethan Kennerly, Tijs de Kler, Alexander Mulder, and Rene Nieuwenburg, Chacha Lou, Elise manders, Christiaan Baillieux, Rutger Bults, Eva van Timmerman.

In Nairobi

Martin Kariuki, Mark Kamau, NiTosh, Carolyne Mbulwa, Brian Isaac Okello, Agatha Gikunda, Nokia Ovi store, Evelien Davidson,  Maker Faire Africa, Mobile Web East Africa, Bertil van Vugt, Adina Mulder, Tobias Ouma, Nairobits, Kenyan Port Autority, Caspar Pedo, Media Focus on Africa, Jacqueline Lyimo, InMobi, Whive, Mark Kaigwa, Kevin Isaac, Andrew Mugoya, AfriApps, Afrinovator, 1% Event, Isis Ngongo, KNN Video, Ogure Joshua, Erica Hagen, Fernando Verwiel, Sarakasi, Go Down Center, Sambaza Peace trainers, Titus, Shining Hope, Amani Kibera, Sukerle Djembo, Maji Muzuri, Simama Pamoja, Geekmate Linet, Dale Zak, David Kariuki, Lameck Nyagudi, Terry Mbugua,  Erik Hersman, USIU University, Kileleshwa (Kenya High School), Clarence Mathenyi Ministries (CMM) Kiserian, DO community in Kariobangi and Dandora, Duncan Aidoh, Patrick Mucheru, Deepthi Indua, Annie Njenga, iHUB, Antony Otieno Ong’ayo, Mxit, Moses Kemibaro, Mworia Wilfred Mutua, Rukia Sebit, Victor Omondi, Wilson Masaka, Emily Anyango, Davis Mwangi, Damaris Moragwa, Miriam Wambui, Stella Pamba, Adina Mulder.

In Kampala

Lydia Suur, Humphrey Nabimanya, Reach a Hand, War Child Uganda, Ernst Suur, Kim Nooij, Text to Change, Maureen Agena, Wougnet, Stephanie Nitschke, DENIVA, Charles Buwembo, Kampabits, Alex Okwaput, Alex Muwonge, Bakshi Asuman Khan, St. Peters S.S. Nkokonjeru, Mboga College School, Twezimbwe, Dorothy Okello, Eunice Gnay Namirembe, Naturinda Blessing, Marvin Ongoye, Namata Juliana, Blessing Naturinda, Nansumba Winnie, Kukandakwe Janet, Jessica Namara, Lowell Girls School, Pius Sendege, Clinton Nuashad, Victoria Ndikhukire, Abigaba Vicky, Adreen Baine, Paul Mbanza.

In the US

Hawk Forest, David Rogers, Allogy interactive, Games for Change NYC, GetJar, Federica Armstrong

In Germany 

Frankfurt Book Faire, LudoFact

In Palestine

Rasha Hussein, Wasel Ghanem and team at Bazinga.

In Cambodia

Sopheak Sprey, Pitour Sok

In South Africa

Sibussio Sithole, Thandiwe Makhaya, Soweto High School


Thanks to all the above, we have Downloads: 78.000 worldwide via GetJar and Nokia’s Ovi store for the mobile game and are working with 18 ngo’s and schools in Nairobi and Kampala using the board game. Top country downloads: India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya and some 10 other countries.

FaceBook group for latest updates-

Reach a Hand team members in Uganda

2 Responses to “One huge Co-Creation – GetH2O Game”
  1. bakhan says:

    this is an interesting game and we are looking forward to the flash version of the game this will be the greatest gift. big ups

  2. Muwonge.mariam says:

    Its nice

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