Ken Eklund, Creator of World Without Oil on TreeHugger Radio


It's just a game, right? World Without Oil brought people from all over the globe into an alternate reality, a near-future in which we're sucking the last silted drops from the planetary oil barrel. We've seen in the past how games can touch critical issues like climate change, hunger, and obesity, but World Without Oil is different in that it is a "historical pre-enactment," crowdsourced from the minds of global citizens who know this scenario is all but upon us. This is not escapism, says Eklund, this is playing it before we all live it.

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