28 Dec '11, 6pm

Will Video Games Ever Become a Tool for Environmental Change ...: We've seen video games with eco-themes pop up

Will Video Games Ever Become a Tool for Environmental Change ...: We've seen video games with eco-themes pop up

energyNOW /Video screen capture For the last few years, we have heard how video games could be the secret weapon that will get people interested in sustainability, from saving energy to conserving waterways to building urban areas. We've seen everything from Facebook games to Minecraft hacks to green versions of SimCity . Yet nothing has really taken off. Are video games ever going to be a tool for environmental awareness? Cleantechnica notes, "[A] trend is growing among video game developers and players to use games to teach about the impacts of energy use on our cities and environment... While gaming can help individuals learn about energy use, researchers say the larger world of networked gaming enables players to work together on real-world energy solutions." Here is a great segment from energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan that goes into detail about the role...

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