Impact Games

A mate of mine (who works for a cracking good Catholic NGO managing development projects in Latin America and America) introduced me to a fantastic concept…

Impact Games

The front page of the site says…ImpactGames is a world renowned pioneer in creating compelling interactive experiences around current events. Our aim is to partner with and enable organizations to change the way people consume information and understand the world around them.

How cool is that. People can ‘Play the News’ or ‘Peacemakers’, like video games, where you work in real life, current event scenarios, making decisions for the major players, and see what course of history prevails. I think you can even get points if you predict the correct outcome…!

It definitely throws a new light on the way in which we interact with history in reality. If we could predict it like a game, could that ever actually affect it’s course? Hmm

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    Comments: 7

    1. Scribe September 24, 2008 at 12:09 pm

      a cracking good Catholic NGO

      Admin,

      I thought the phrase “a cracking good” could only be followed by “read” and applied to NZ Catholic (ACGR). Can you please look into this matter.

    2. Chris Sullivan September 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm

      Didn’t the said A Cracking Good Read recently run a centrepiece on the said A Cracking Good Catholic NGO ?

      Sounds double cracking good.

      God Bless

    3. Don the Kiwi September 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm

      This is starting to Crack me up.

      (sorry for being such a Wisecrack) :-(

    4. FXD September 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm

      Scribe,

      ‘Admin,

      I thought the phrase “a cracking good” could only be followed by “read” and applied to NZ Catholic (ACGR). Can you please look into this matter.’

      I don’t know who the admin people are, but it seems as though the posts of ‘thread starters’ (anyone remember the Prodigy song?) are sacrosanct.

      I wouldn’t be holding out any hope for a change.

      Don’t take it personally though, I believe one can say anything one likes about a computer game if it’s the starting post on a thread!

      :roll:

    5. greg bourke September 24, 2008 at 2:18 pm

      Looks intriguing. Currently downloading the “Peacemaker” demo. Price $19.95.
      Wonder how the research trees for a “Henry Kissenger v2.0″, “Che Guevera v0.98″ or “Desmond Tutu v3.1″ work.

      Online game Play the News is interesting too.

      Honestly, it’s a more realistic representation of affairs than the “all your base are belong to us” tank-rush games. Can’t see how my BF2 skilz would apply to this game though.

    6. Lorry September 24, 2008 at 3:03 pm

      LOL, Al u pawns are n00bs. ROFLMAO.

      *online gamer*

    7. Lorry September 24, 2008 at 3:04 pm

      AFK 4 4tnite. K@ch all l8rz.