4. Creating New Tools
In Vancouver BC, CoRe Jolts has experimented with game jams, where mediators and gamers spend a weekend intensively developing collaborative table top games. These games can be used to promote collaboration in families, schools, and workplaces. One of these games, Zombie Fight or Flight was developed by mediators who call themselves Pig and Potato Games.
The game had a successful Kickstarter campaign, and is now available to mediators, trainers, teachers, facilitators or anyone who want to us it to foster collaboration. (Here is a list of ways the game has been used in conflict prevention, management, and resolution, and a short video about uses for the game) After creating this game, Pig and Potato was able to bring their work in conflict resolution to a panel at the 2017 Emerald City Comic Con.