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The good news is, Hurricane Felix didn’t brew into a huge storm and come ashore at Galveston, as we predicted in WWO. The bad news: he did brew into a huge storm that came ashore on the Miskito Coast of Central America, killing people there. Of course, although some things change, some things stay the same.

It was the world's first serious alternate reality game, a cooperative pre-imagining of a global oil crisis. Over 1900 players collaborated in May 2007 to chronicle the oil crisis with their own personal blog posts, videos, images and voicemails. The game ended after simulating the first 32 weeks of the oil shock, but its effects continue, as game designers analyze its unique gameplay and we all watch the continuing drama with global oil prices and supply.