This the second of three in the series for games that can make the world better.  The first post can be viewed here – http://en.technode.com/2011/04/08/gaming-can-make-a-better-world-part/

In the first post I talked about Jane McGonignal, the creator of Superstruct and the World Without Oil both have significant influence and benefits to the world we’re living in today.

Today, the spotlight goes to EcoTopia, created by Talkie.tv, a Facebook game that aims to make people feel good about doing societal good. The game is backed by our own Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Conservation International and it’s just launched into private beta mode last week.  The game start with a run-down and polluted city and your mission is to rebuild it by turning every bit of wrong into good (e.g turning a coal power plant into a wind farm).  Founder, Swain, said in an interview that this game has a lot more story than a typical social game but it’s not as deep and involved as a game like SimCity.

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