LInk: Making an activist video game out of the Darfur atrocity

Darfur Is Dying – Play mtvU’s Darfur refugee game for change

Can “serious games” use the tools of entertainment to educate and promote positive social action? Might work better if we can tie advancing in the game to real-world effects (a donor matching dollars for points, perhaps; I keep thinking of making donations to Haiti with text messages). And facts have more impact if they unfold as part of a narrative the player guides the avatar through, rather than being optional components of the environment.

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