30 Nov '11, 3pm

Hacking Minecraft to Include Carbon Emissions

Hacking Minecraft to Include Carbon Emissions

James Smith via YouTube /Video screen capture Gaming has long been a target for companies wanting to entice people into caring about carbon emissions . This focus has had its successes and failures, and much depends on if people actually want to play the game created for them. But a hack by AMEE Platform Evangelist (um, best job title ever) James Smith proves that real-life carbon emission data can be overlaid into even the most popular games, like Minecraft. Smith went to work on this hack at the Stockholm Green Hackathon in October. He states that Minecraft -- a game in which you can make things and in which that making often includes burning things -- is a perfect platform for overlaying carbon emissions data. He used AMEEconect to get real scientific data from IPCC which is then used to calculate the carbon footprint of your actions as a player, from adding carbon emis...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/hacking-carbon...

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