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 sociopath to see how bad things can get. Nobody’s judging. Your choices will determine how well humanity will survive the 21st century.


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 the Global Strategic Communications Council Opportunity Fund and Climate Interactive.

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Survive the Century is a choose-your-own-adventure 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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