Monday, May 16, 2011

GameSave - gaming emergency relief

I just discovered this very surprising initiative: GameSave, launched by a group called "Geeks Without Bounds", a "not-for-profit alliance of hackers, coders and geeks united by the common goal of assisting communities in distress."

From the website:

"GameSave is a hack-a-thon style event which takes place over the course of 5 weeks, during which multiple teams of game developers and emergency relief professionals will each create a complete game concept and working demo aimed at an aspect of disaster relief." They're basically taking something a lot of people do (gaming) and turning it into a tool to help mitigate disasters.