There are a lot of good games out there related to Global Warming and environmental issues. Both for communications purposes and, well, as a way to make some real money in face of growing public awareness, we can expect quite a few more to be heading our way. Coming soon, playing our way past the end of the oil era to a World Without Oil.
This game is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
World Without Oil is the first major project to invite the Internet’s staggering collective intelligence and imagination to address a real world problem: a realistic global oil shock.
The game for the public good begins April 30.
Well, the teaser website is that, a teaser … and, certainly intended to create buzz (hmmm … like Ecotality’s coverage???) …
Doom … famine … pestilence …
Now, here’s the thing. We eight have come to believe that a crisis is coming – on April 30, to be precise. (An oil shock, or something to do with oil.) We have no proof – it’s just something a guy said in an unguarded moment. He may have been putting us on. But we don’t think so. We have decided to prepare.
We’re getting this website ready to be the nerve center. Come here to get the day-by-day. And this will be the place to tell your story, about your life once the crisis hits. Nobody else can tell your story – you’re the authority on that.
If it is an oil shock, no one is going to be unaffected. There will be disruption and suffering, and probably chaos. Having a place to connect with others is gonna be vital. We will be in it together. Nobody should suffer in silence.
The blood is boiling … the buzz is buzzing …
Peak Oil and Global Warming, combined, are the challenges that will define this generation — and the lives of generations to come.
While I don’t think for a moment (well, maybe a nanosecond) that 30 April is any sort of penultimate date … I must admit … They’ve got me … I’ll be watching … Will you?
Note: Thanks to Grist for the tip.