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Future Skills game

During summer break I worked at Innovationscenter at the Swedish unemployment office. Me and a co-worker made a card game prototype for a project they had been working on since before – to get the unemployment office and gamers closer together, and also gamers and employers. The project is called Future Skills because even though this particular game focuses on skills gained from gaming, the bigger point is to focus on skills that are often overlooked and dismissed in a company’s hiring process. Often times softer skills.

In this game, that is run in a browser using WebGL, an employer and a gamer play a game of cards against each other anonymously over the internet. The employer picks cards with skills they deem important for the job, and the gamer picks cards they find matches skills they have garnered from gaming. They then play the cards to see if there is a potential match or not.