Serious Game Classification

Profit Seed Rochester Institute of Technology / TiltFactor (U.S.A.), Rochester Institute of Technology / TiltFactor (U.S.A.), 2008 Play it Now !

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Classification

SERIOUS GAME
(Edugame)

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Purpose

Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting

Market

This title is used by the following domains:
  • Education
  • Ecology
  • Politics

Audience

This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 25-35
General Public

Gameplay

The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Profit Seed The Profit Seed game explores the issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the patenting of agricultural seeds. It is also an experiment with a novel game mechanic. A player uses her mouse to control the wind, trying to plant heirloom seeds while preventing GMO seeds from blowing onto a farmerís plots. If enough GMO seeds land in the field and germinate, the lawyer from an agribusiness corporation comes to sue the farmer and take his land.

Profit Seed was designed using the Values At Play curriculum which can be used to design activist games or simply novel games with unusual mechanics. The project is a collaboration between the Tiltfactor Lab and members of the Rochester Institute of Technology game design program.

Distribution : Free
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash)

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