Stimulating Oil Shock

People play games to blow off steam, have fun and learn a skill. Many of the skills that games excel in have no application to reality. However there are games cropping up that do teach skills and bring awareness to sensitive topics. World without Oil is exactly one of these games. What is it?

WORLD WITHOUT OIL is an alternate reality event, a serious game for the public good. It invites everyone to help simulate a global oil shock. People participate by contributing original online stories, created as though the oil shock were really happening.

From what I understand, you basically pretend you live in a world where gas is over $6 a gallon. How does that impact your life? How does that impact your community? The services? Product offered at the grocery store. Warnwood has been playing in the LA area.

Sound interesting? Learn more here. You can join the LA area team here.
and share your own story.

Who else is playing and what do you think of it so far?

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3 Replies to “Stimulating Oil Shock”

  1. Interesting concept, but watching people roleplay and write fanfic makes me gag. I wish there was more editorial guidance going on.

  2. I peered at it, more work than my brain can handle today. A lot of blather to wade through and agree some editorial guidance needs to be done. Interesting idea.

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