A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Climate Quest is for ages 8 and up, and is designed to be played in a museum or classroom setting, or at home. It takes approximately 10 minutes to play through the game.

Climate Quest features original 8-bit graphics and a soundtrack in the style of classic Nintendo games. Although everything in the game is based on scientific facts and is vetted by climate scientists, it keeps a playful and optimistic tone.


Climate Quest won first place the national Climate Game Jam, sponsored by the White House, NOAA, and the Smithsonian. It debuted at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in January 2016.

Climate Quest is available for free download, for Mac and PC! App Store release is in the works!

We'd love to hear from you if you download our game! Write us with comments, suggestions or to join our mailing list at EarthGamesUW@gmail.com.

Install instructions

Step 1: Unzip the downloaded file.

Step 2: Run the Application file (Mac) or the .exe (PC).

The Mac version may require you to go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, General, and "Open Climate Quest Anyway" to open an application downloaded from the internet. Alternatively, you can right-click (or control-click) the Climate Quest application and click "open."


ClimateQuestMac.zip 15 MB
ClimateQuestPC.zip 13 MB