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Thursday, January 08, 2009

More humanitarian games: Is this the first one that is not free?

"In the Netherlands, The Red Cross Game encourages online players to engage with a number of virtual public health and safety crises involving first an earthquake in Argentina and then conflict and dislocation in war-torn Zimbabwe.  Players who finish these teaser games and want to tackle the next task, a flood in Mexico, need to pay $19.95 to purchase the full version of the game, which functions as both an exercise in consciousness-raising and a fund-raising maneuver.  The game was created by I Sioux for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies." (from Osocio )

Contest: Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Advocacy/activist game with a message: "Raid Gaza!" 

Social games: UNHCR gets into the gaming space with "Against All Odds" as does a UN initiative on natural disasters, the ISDR. (Tips: AlertNet)