CLIMATE REALITYCLIMATE REALITYEvery successful game creates a strong relationship between players and a Farmville crops might wilt more quickly than usual forcing players tovirtual world. What if the worlds of the most popular games collided with water them frequently before they can be harvested. In Angry Birds, anours to depict the dramatic realities of climate change? urgency mechanic is created when level elements made of ice begin to melt. In Call of Duty and other ﬁrst-person shooters, a haze of pollutionTo raise awareness and drive home the true impact of climate change, depletes the health of characters not equipped with a gas mask. In Worldwe will create our own virtual climate change events in some of the of Warcraft, deforestation forces players to adapt new ambush strategies.most popular games in world. By working with top publishers like EA In Grand Theft Auto, cars run out of gas quickly, unless the player uses aand Rockstar, a wide range of games could be affected simultaneously hybrid. The option to “buy” the necessary tools or equipment to deal withensuring we can reach a critical mass and stimulate a conversation about the change could exist as a fundraising tool within each game as well.climate change. On Earth Day, we will take the gaming world by surpriseby introducing new mechanics that completely alter the game world and The overnight appearance of these changes will spur conversation abouthow players interact with it. the real world implications of climate change while informing gamers of the possible consequences.