Eco Gamer: Packaged for the Planet


Did you know that over 75% of video game packaging is made of plastic? Currently, only a small amount of packaging is made from recycled materials and it can be difficult to find somewhere that will recycle the packaging once you have finished with it. In 2019, SEGA developed new, revolutionary packaging for Football Manager 2020 that was 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. Here, you'll discover more about green practices within the video games industry...

In this workshop you will be using SEGA’s packaging template to plan, design and then promote your own packaging for Planet Simulator, a fictional game that teaches its players all about how different activities effect the environment.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch with the team:

Guidance for teachers

Suitable for: Key stage 2 (KS2), key stage 3 (KS3)

Our resources are created with you and your students in mind. Not only are they outside-the-box, creative and brain-boosting fun, but we always ensure our content stays relevant. Our network of academic masterminds and video games practitioners enable us to keep delivering free content that is aligned to the UK computing curriculum and that is relevant to current industry best practice. We think you're going to love our play-based approach to Computer Science. We've even got the evidence to prove it. 

Download your lesson resources at the bottom of the page.

Guidance for parents & carers

Watch the Eco Gamer follow-along workshop below. Please note, this is a live recording. Sit back, relax and supervise or participate as a family.

No technology required!

Suitable for ages 7-16 years. Following the success of Football Manager 2020’s environmentally friendly packaging, SEGA would like you to design your very own social media campaign that will raise awareness of how packaging can be designed to be more planet friendly. Are you ready to play for the planet?

What do you need to take part?

  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Paper
  • Your sustainable packaging design - If you don't have a packaging design yet, don't worry! You can download your template to fill in below.

What do you learn?

  • Brand identity
  • Carbon footprint 
  • Considerations needed when designing environmentally friendly packaging
  • Audience and purpose when designing a social media campaign
  • How to create a social media campaign for a specific platform


Eco Gamer: Packaged for the Planet Workshop Pack

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Eco Gamer Editable Workshop Resources