Marvellous Mongoose Game

We worked with researchers in the Banded Mongoose Research Project at the University of Exeter to design and build a new online game to understand sociality and cooperation in mongooses, based on their research in Uganda. We've included lots of difficult life decisions that mongooses have to make, and see how their lives intersect with other species around them, like warthogs, humans and marabou storks. The game is free and open source, and you can play here.

This continues our long-term work with this team, having previously developed the Mongoose2000 system for the researchers to gather their behavioural data more efficiently and with less risk.

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Screenshot of game, with some adult mongooses and pups, with life forces displayed above them - on the right is a large warthog