He wants games to deliver his enviro propaganda.
Games, Gore believes, offer a new way to educate and inform the masses, as well as garner support and an interest in active involvement. “It has been very exciting to me to see so many ideas that integrate social good and efforts to make the world a better place into games,” he said.
Specifically, Gore cites games that leverage the cooperation of groups and far-flung social communities, such as Zynga’s wildly successful Farmville.
“These social communities say something positive about us and what gamification can do. This industry is sometimes defined by some of the lowest common denominator games … but the cooperation over competition, and the social rules aspect is gaining momentum.”
“I’ve been encouraged by recent developments like Trash Tycoon and Oceanopolis, and both have spurred my thinking in this area. In closing, I want to say that I’d love to work with any teams that are interested in making games that are focused on solutions to the climate crisis. I look forward to getting to know this community better,” Gore concludes.
Yeah, co-op play can be fun, but mostly when you’re teaming up to slay aliens with the biggest, baddest guns available. Or when you’re playing Modern Warfare 2 online. Or when you’re sending masses of tanks and aircraft against a Nod base in any C&C scenario. Etc.