Bearing in mind that disinformation® readers are often into both activism and videogames, do you think this site stands a chance? (As reported in Variety):
A group of Hollywood-based entrepreneurs is embarking on an effort to take social activism to the next level: Gaming. A website, called Armchair Revolutionary (armrev.org), launches today, combining online gaming and crowdsourcing with social activism.
Users register on the site and are faced with a number of tasks, quizzes, votes and other activities, all tied to certain “projects” or causes.
Armchair Revolutionary launches with three projects, including Make Waves, in which users help create a game promoting the protection of the oceans, with each player getting a plot of water to care for; End of Darkness, which includes a quiz and a way to finance a company that will sell affordable solar kits to the poor and Hack Your Body, in which users take a quiz about genetic research and can donate to a documentary about genomics revolution.
The site uses a “virtual currency,” called kredz, with 3 kredz equivalent to 99 cents. Akin to the way that groups like MoveOn.org collected huge sums in small-dollar contributions, the idea is that riskier projects, like those tied to energy and the environment, are more likely to get financed by amassing large numbers of small donors via micropayments.
Ariel Hauter, the org’s president, said one of the motivations behind Armchair Revolutionary is to find a new way to draw donors beyond being “guilt driven” or “crisis driven.”
“A game allows you to do things in a much more sustainable way,” he said…
[continues in Variety]
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