Games for Changing the World

Quote from WWO Video
A quote from the World Without Oil promotional video
Too late, I caught up with an e-mail from Norm Sutaria about a resource that would have come in quite handy for my video games presentations this week, in Bismarck.  It’s a recent blog post in Jeff Cobb’s Mission to Learn blog, 26 Learning Games to Change the World.  They are all serious games aimed at exposing students to some of the critical problems that face people around the world, including malaria, famine, nuclear proliferation, and congress (not a joke).

One game, World Without Oil is about the first 32 weeks of a global oil crisis.  It launches with the fictitious announcement that gas, at the pumps, now costs $4.00 a gallon.

Sutaria also suggested ICED (I Can End Deportation), which he’d just learned about at the Games for Change Conference.

Thanks, Norm!

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.