08 Mar '12, 3pm

Online Game Lets Players Test Out Effects of Technology On The Environment

Online Game Lets Players Test Out Effects of Technology On The Environment

Yesterday we learned that Sim City is planning a new edition of the game that will take into account environmental factors, like how traffic impacts air quality or how power plant choices affect pollution. Today we have another game taking on similar issues. Urbania is a project by Nikolas Rechtiene, who hopes to make this game a reality and help players understand the interconnectedness of technological choices and environmental realities. "Urbania is a social game designed to allow users through gamification mechanics to play and actually discover the effects that future technologies, ecological concepts and sustainable energy have upon their virtual city. These are used then to build the most advanced, energy effective, beautiful and modern environmentally cleanest cities in the world. In this game you not only just manage a town - you must create the city of the future...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/online-game-lets-player...

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