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Playing At Serious Policy

by | 7th, January 2008

AS it says: THE SeriousPolicy Game sets the player on a mission to win Treasury funding for a new policy. Players can get advice from Tony Blair, get on Alistair Darling’s nerves, or get congratulated by the PM. Along the way you wander through a virtual Members’ Lobby, pop into a simulated Treasury and are summoned to a stunningly realistic digital Number 10. A Paris Hilton look-alike provides some light relief and the MC has more than a passing resemblance to Keira Knightly.

But this isn’t satire. It’s designed as an example of how computer games can be put to serious use – for both citizen engagement and education. This game aims to:

  • Demonstrate how political processes and decision making can be brought to life in a fun and interesting way through a virtual world
  • Highlight to players, whether they be citizens or policy makers, the importance of public engagement in the decision-making process

Lets work together!

Got a gun for this shoot ’em up? (Only joking)…

Posted: 7th, January 2008 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink