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March 28, 2007

World Without Oil

A new entry in the category of "Serious Games" or "Alternate reality Games" - World Without Oil (coming April 30th), in which "the game will essentially encourage people to envision a world in which the United States has been cut off from oil imports. Then, visitors will be urged to participate in the game by writing their own stories, creating videos or even by conjuring so-called flash mobs in U.S. cities."

The game fits in with a new movement to create situations where participants can become engaged in current affairs issues and work in collaborative groups to imagine new solutions.

http://news.com.com/Provocative+politics+in+virtual+games/2100-1043_3-6171089.html?tag=nefd.lede

Posted by undergrad at March 28, 2007 12:51 PM

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