Feb 19, 2013, 06.50 PM IST | Source: Tech2.com
After growing crops and indulging in gang wars on Facebook, here comes a game that will actually help you make a difference to the real world on the sensitive subject of womens rights...
What if we told you that this time, you can actually save a life by sharing and playing on Facebook? After growing crops and indulging in gang wars on Facebook, here comes a game that will actually help you make a difference to the real world on the sensitive subject of women’s rights. Half the Sky Movement: The Game, based on Pulitzer Prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, is a going to hit the social networking platform in a few weeks. The game is a collaborative effort between Games for Change and Canada’s Frima Studios and also has gaming giant Zynga’s support too. Games for Change had put out a $1 million proposal for game developers to suggest concepts and raised funds from institutions like Rockefeller Foundation, Intel, United Nations Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Frima finally won the bid. “Our vision has always been to think about games not only as entertainment, but as a way to modify behavior or teach things,” said Frima’s CEO Steve Couture.
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