SimBasin is free to download and use: everything you need is on this page (although you will also need a WEAP licence). Use the game to educate people, engage stakeholders, and create dialogue. It comes ready to play in English, Spanish and Portuguese, but you can easily translate it to your own language. You can also adjust the narrative, or even adapt it to use your own WEAP models.
Click here to download the SimBasin software package, containing:
You will also need to download and install WEAP modelling software. WEAP licences are free to non-profit, governmental or academic organizations based in developing countries.
It's easy to get started. All the files you need are in the game package download.
For more detailed instructions and troubleshooting, see the manual included with your download or consult it here.
Once you have the software tool up and running, you can begin playing.
All of these files are included in the game package, but can be downloaded separately here.
The following documents include information about the game and WEAP model.
Development and testing of a river basin management simulation game for integrated management of the Magdalena-Cauca river basin. Craven et al, 2017. Environmental Modelling and Software.
SimBasin: serious gaming for integrated decision-making in the Magdalena-Cauca basin. Joanne Craven, 2015.
SimBasin: Serious gaming for integrated decision making in the Magdalena-Cauca basin. Presentation at EGU, Vienna, 2016. Craven, Angarita, Corzo & Vásquez, 2016.