Maria

16 Years Old

I really like playing “Minecraft” with children and youth from all over the world! The game itself was very interesting and made me talk to people that I would never talk to otherwise.

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Developing Peace Park: Community Driven Game Design

The Peace Park game was developed by Storm Bringer Studios, in close cooperation with Elva Community Engagement and Mark Rein-Hagen, a well-known game designer based in Tbilisi, Georgia. At Elva we strongly believe in the active involvement of local communities within all aspects of our work. During the development of Peace Park, we actively involved the local […]

Valentin

17 years old

I like this project very much and hope it will go on. Thanks to our coordinator and everybody who gave us the opportunity to participate.

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Positive interaction though online games

By playing games like Minecraft together online, youth across conflict divides are interacting with each other in online worlds. In these worlds, youth cooperate with each other to win the different challenges that they encounter.

Akaki S.

15 Years Old, Kutaisi

I feel like I have learned a lot! Through the Minecraft sessions I was given opportunity to meet people from the other side. I think I understand the situation of kids in Abkhazia a little better.

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From Israel to Georgia: Training by Games for Peace

Uri Mishol and Dudi Peles, from Games for Peace gave a masterclass for a group of 20 youth to teach them how to play Minecraft online with players from different backgrounds.

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First Play4Peace Weekend in the Caucasus a Success!

Over 64 players from all over the Caucasus participated in the first ever “Play for Peace Weekend”. During 48 hours of co-creation through Minecraft, players used a total of 372,530 blocks to build over 40 buildings. A big thanks to all those involved, including our partners from Israel – Games for Peace. The next Weekend will […]

Rusik

16 years old

The game was very interesting. I especially liked the teamwork and competition with other guys. I’d like to participate again and wish the project to continue. Thank you!

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Learning to play Minecraft

Six leaders from Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Zugdidi were given instructions on the gameplay and rules of Minecraft by Amiran Toronjadze, experienced minecraft player and software engineer. Another six attendees, already experienced in playing Minecraft gave one on one guidance to others during the learning process. At the end of the training all participants together simulated the […]

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Conflict Sensitivity Training for Young Leaders

On October 25th, 12 youth volunteers from Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Zugdidi have been provided with dynamic and interactive training that aimed to introduce participants to the basic theories of conflict analysis and management, as well as provide procedural knowledge required to run and participate in virtual online peacebuilding sessions. The session on 25 October was […]

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