WORLD WITHOUT OIL is an alternate reality game that chronicled the first 32 weeks of our next oil shock.
Deal with oil dependency through play
Can a game help us prepare for a major oil crisis? The idea of World Without Oil is to tap collective intelligence to help us wade through a real crisis in the future – to generate conversation among bloggers, gamers, and other content creators to come up with creative ways to deal with oil dependency through play.
JON GORDON – FUTURE TENSE, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Save the oil, save the world
The goal of the game is to get real people around the world to start thinking about life without oil. To get them to answer questions like: How will they cope? What will they have to sacrifice? What can they do to help the world?
BRADY FORREST – O’REILLY RADAR
World Without Oil got my attention precisely by the uniqueness of the concept: to ask young people to publish imaginary reports over the weeks after an oil shortage begins, an event with multiple economic, social and environmental consequences. The result is of an astonishing quality. The participants got to the heart of a complex subject.
FRANÇOIS GUITÉ – RELIEF
This blog continues to chronicle the game’s themes, as well as host discussion on the game itself. Feel free to comment! – Ken Eklund, writerguy