Interactive Game Asks Activist to Eliminate Seeds of Climate Doubt

December 13th, 2011

Credit: Simon Eugster/WikiMedia

By Timothy Ryan

PSFK recently challenged top creative agencies from around the globe to come up with concepts that address issues put forth by The Climate Reality Project. Participants in the Gaming For Good challenge were encouraged to leverage trends identified in PSFK’s Future Of Gaming report to create potential solutions.

The Climate Reality Patrol was a shortlisted submission by the New York City-based, Parlor.

The Climate Reality Patrol is where climate reality activism meets social media, gaming and rewards. At its core, this is a tool that allows users to instantly tag their online comments with Climate Reality keyword facts to earn badges and rewards.

In this concept, the Climate Reality Patrol creates and hosts a database of short-form facts (1–2 sentences each) tied to ‘hot topic’ keywords. Users create a profile on the Climate Reality Patrol website, activate the browser plugin, then begin patrolling the web, looking to dispel unfounded environ-mental information in articles and comments from media sites, politicians, brands, celebrities and blogs. Wherever commenting is allowed, players who’ve activated Climate Reality Patrol can post responses including keywords that automatically pull facts served from the Climate Reality database. Other players who view these comments can hover over any of the activated keywords to find a pop-up fact window that includes the respective ‘quick fact’ and a link to more info.

For more information about our how games can be used to support the reality of climate change, read our Gaming for Good Report.

[Source: PSFK]

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