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How Would You Save The World? New Game Puts Climate Change In Your Hands

How Would You Save The World? New Game Puts Climate Change In Your Hands

The negative effects of climate change become more visible every day, yet deniers and a sluggish political process stymie any action that would actually prepare us for the consequences.

If you’ve become frustrated with the lack of action on climate change, and think that you could come up with a better plan for saving the world, now’s your chance to prove it.

Indie development company Red Redemption recently released Fate of the World, a global strategy game for PC (the Mac version is still under development) that challenges players to save the world from global warming.

In Fate of the World you’re in charge of the GEO, a global organization whose mission is to stop climate change, manage economic development and global energy resources, tackle political turmoil, feed a growing population and save the polar bear… along with hundreds of other things (Crisp Green).

In the game, you, the player, must fine a way to balance the needs of the planet with the needs of an ever-growing world population, which demands increasing amounts of food, power, and living space.

Will you help the whole planet or will you be an agent of destruction? You might find that the choice is harder than you think.

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8:40PM PDT on May 29, 2011

Wow. this is a really interesting but frightening game- really makes you think about the consequences of every action.

10:41AM PDT on May 3, 2011

The number one thing the world could do to ameliorate climate change is stop eating so much beef. With 70% of the worlds agricultural land being used for raising cattle or associated feedstock, global hunger issues could be addressed if we cut our beef consumption in half (I'm vegan so it's a non issue for me).

The biggest byproduct of raising cattle and sheep is the methane they generate through digestion and the methane produced by large waste lagoons for manure. Methane is 20 times more damaging to the environment than CO2...a 50% reduction in beef consumption would offset a lot of cars on the road!

6:31PM PDT on May 2, 2011

sounds like an interesting game.

4:36PM PDT on May 1, 2011

The Creator uses Evolution to create new species, and climate change as a tool to open up opportunities for new species to fill in the voids.

9:25AM PDT on May 1, 2011

It may not be the best, Ana P., but at least, it exists!

11:32PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Hopefully some good ideas come as a result of the game!

11:17PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

love the idea and i hope it succeeds and is the forerunner of a whole series of spinoffs - like kids, adults learn best from play. i see this as another way people will talk and think about our impact on the environment.

6:51PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

interesting! thanks! how about contraceptives and (voluntary) sterilizations and adoption?! green energy and less meat and dairy products in diet as well!!!

6:44PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Why does everyone sidestep the issue of overpopulation? The truth is that the earth cannot sustain the population we already have so no matter what we try to do to mitigate climate change, unless people everywhere STOP BREEDING things aren't going to change much. And yes, I put my money where my mouth is... I refused to have children.

4:09PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

William G.

Maybe, but with no liberals left, you conservatives would wreck the climate it in a matter of years. No doubt without liberals you would all just destroy the ozone layer and kill yourselves in the process.

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