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[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9-gzJGxTI8]Although food prices are going up, there’s some food that’s going up less than other food: local food, bought from local farmers. The reason: smaller farms are often less oil-dependent than agrobusinesses, and often more flexible about the fuels they do use. Eating locally was a big theme in World Without Oil; witness the above video by player Burnunit, or this one by Inky_Jewel and Gala_Teah.

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.