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Al Gore Explores the Video Game Market

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By Doug Powers  •  January 7, 2012 12:50 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Gird your coins, video gamers — the Goracle is making a foray into another industry:

Now he’s collaborating with the creatives of PSFK on “Gaming For Good”, challenging companies to create new games that address the same issues facing his Climate Reality Project – and also being fun to play.

After receiving 60 game proposals from around the world, the entries have been narrowed down to the 10 top finalists, which was then whittled down to four by Gore himself. Among the finalists are Greensquare, “a gaming platform that gives you and your friends a new, greener way to explore local retail store, restaurants and businesses”. Gore was particularly taken with REALiTREE, “a digital representation of our local environment and the role we are playing in sustaining its wellbeing.”

“Games are fun,” Gore told an audience at a “Gaming For Good” event in New York. “I am not saying this as an expert. But looking at the enormous amount of time people are spending playing games, I can see that social games for good represent a fantastic opportunity for encouraging change in political and social spaces.”

Here’s an idea for a game: “Condition Hypocritical”: The goal is to get Al from his mansion to his limo to his private jet so he can fly halfway around the world to an emergency conference on how to eliminate greenhouse gases before everybody on the planet perishes from anthropogenic global warming.

Other games Gore is said to have in the works include…

–Modern Gorefare: Carbon Credit of Duty
–Grand Theft Economy
–Taxpayer-Subsidized Electric Mario Kart
–Angry Deniers
–Guitar Hero: Gibson Terminator

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

**Written by Doug Powers

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