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Follow The Oil Money - Interactive ToolFrom WWO fan Laurel K.: an interactive tool to graphically display the relationships among candidates and oil interests. The 2008 campaign is of course relevant, but if you want to acquire a deep understanding of why we are in this handbasket and where its trajectory came from, select the 2000 and 2004 elections and click “Find The Oil Money!” (thanks Laurel!)

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.