Environmental Justice in Animal Crossing New Horizons (12.1)

By Mica Meader, Iowa State University

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This walkthrough tour of Mica Meader’s Animal Crossings New Horizons island highlights some behaviors which the game rewards, but which are problematic from an eco-justice lens. The author demonstrates how the ranking system in the game encourages players to engage in deforestation, colonialism, and eco-terrorism.

Software Used: Shotcut

Student Reflection: Mica Meader
Instructor Reflection: Abby M. Dubisar

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