Online escape game to try and save the EU from total dissolution

Redd├Ą EU! (Save the European Union!) is an online escape game developed by Folkuniversitetet Uppsala as part of the Have Your Say project. The game presents an apocalyptic scenario where the EU is at the brink of ruin, and the task of the player is to save it. This can be achieved by finding out a number of details on the EU - details that are hidden in the various tasks and riddles of the game. A good player can reach the goal in about 45 minutes up to an hour.

Start screen of the Save the EU game. Start screen of the Save the EU game.

 

Text from the game itself

Introduction

The EU is in a state of dissolution. The UK has left, Poland has submitted its application and several of the 27 member states are considering following suit. In Sweden, violent protests are taking place, with people demanding an exit from the EU, and the demonstrations have spread to all EU member states. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the EU commission, appeals for calm and cooperation in a live address to the Union. The news reports on corruption, secret societies and abuse of power. Propaganda spreads across Europe blackening the EU and calling for its dissolution!

The EU stands idly by. How has it come to this? The accusations against the Union have come out of nowhere, haven't they? The EU is setting up an external expert group on crisis management to understand how the situation has degenerated like this. The work has begun - but suddenly the team of experts has disappeared without trace.

The EU is now asking for your help to understand why EU members are so angry and disgruntled, to find out where the experts have gone and to find a way to bring the nations back together!

You'll gain access to the experts' password-protected computer, secrets and clues hiding in unexpected places. Your mission is to find all the clues and unravel the mystery step-by-step and save the EU and Europe. But, you must hurry to solve the mystery before too many countries leave the Union.

The game can be played by a single person... but of course the pedagogical use is higher when players play in teams - as here during a teacher training in Brussels in June 2022. The game can be played by a single person... but of course the pedagogical use is higher when players play in teams - as here during a teacher training in Brussels in June 2022.

 

Play it!

Start the game! .

The game is originally in Swedish, but users can use automatic translation functions in their browers. Also, we provide a compilation of all texts in Swedish-English parallel layout which can be used to play the game in Swedish even without understanding the language.

 

Materials for Download

Game instructions and pedagogical considerations (pdf)

Text elements - Swedish-English parallel translation (pdf)

 

SE Game Scene04 MigrantsA scheenshot from a late phase of the game. Here the topic is migration.