Fate of the World Video Game Lets You Be the Ninja of Climate Change
Fate of the World strategic computer video game lets players save the world from climate change; hopes to attract audience interested in social and ethical games
For all you ninjas out there, here's a video game that lets you save the world from - wait for it - climate change. Fate of the World is a new strategic computer video game from Red Redemption that offers players the opportunity to save the world by tackling the environmental challenges presented by climate change. The Oxford-based company used actual data from scientific climate models and additional input from US and UK scientists to develop the game.
Ready for pre-order now, Fate of the World will be available for PCs within the next week and for Macs soon. Players of the video game will find themselves in charge of an environmental body that must save the world by lowering carbon emissions and preventing further damage, or doom the globe and cause more harm by allowing climate change to cause flooding, fires, and droughts.
Strategies that can be used in this climate change video game include geo-engineering tactics such as cloud seeing from airplanes and creating a disease to reduce global overpopulation. The game takes players forward by two centuries to view the outcome of decisions made today.
Red Redemption's management team and gaming experts hope the new video game will reach and educate new audiences on climate change issues. In 2006, Red Redemption designed a previous browser-based game for the BBC dealing with climate change that has been played over a million times.
A 2008 study by the Pew Research Center showed that about fifty percent of gamers play games dealing with social, ethical, and moral issues. Just over half of all gamers age 12 to 17 play games in which they think about moral and ethical issues.
Fate of the World may be a controversial video game, as climate change has been a controversial topic over the years, but if it attracts the tremendous audience that other social and ethical games have, it may be a tremendous hit. If you want to save the world from climate change, but find the real world too daunting, try going to the Fate of the World website and pre-order yourself a copy of the video game.