Tag: Games

Gotham Gazette’s Bump The Birds

Gotham Gazette’s Bump The Birds

Posted on December 3, 2009  |  Ideas We Like

Bump The Birds NYC Ballot Access Game where you can attempt to alight on the ballot as Hektor Heron, a comptroller candidate endorsed by the local party.

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Darfur Is Dying

Darfur Is Dying

Posted on September 10, 2009  |  Ideas We Like

Darfur is Dying a narrative-based simulation game intended to raise awareness of the daily lives of the Darfurian refugees in the Sudan.

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Gotham Gazette’s Switch

Gotham Gazette’s Switch

Posted on September 10, 2009  |  Ideas We Like

Light up New York City's electric grid by deciding how the city should conserve or produce energy

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Fold-Ins, Past and Present

Fold-Ins, Past and Present

Posted on December 17, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.

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PublicRadio.org - Consumer Consequences

PublicRadio.org - Consumer Consequences

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

As part of its Sustainability series, PublicRadio.org asks, “What would the world look like if everyone lived like me?” By answering questions ranging from your electricity use, trash disposal, transportation, diet and shopping habits, this game tells you how many Earths we would need if everyone on the planet lived like you.

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Washingtonpost.com - Veep-O-Matic 2004

Washingtonpost.com - Veep-O-Matic 2004

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

This exercise invites people to select from 16 different criteria the five qualities—such as military service or congressional experience—they would most like to see in a Democratic vice presidential candidate.

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Seattle Times “You Build It” Transportation Project Calculator

Seattle Times “You Build It” Transportation Project Calculator

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

You decide which projects should go in the budget and which should just go away with this interactive Seattle Times form calculator game.

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2005 Minnesota Public Radio Budget Balancer

2005 Minnesota Public Radio Budget Balancer

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

In a follow-up to its 2003 game, MPR once again invites users to step into the governor’s shoes and do battle with a $4.6 billion deficit.

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Seattle Times “Ax and Tax”

Seattle Times “Ax and Tax”

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

As the title implies, you choose what to cut from the budget and what to tax additionally to fix a $2.45 billion state budget shortfall.

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Austin American-Satesman’s “Budget Game” (Registration Required)

Austin American-Satesman’s “Budget Game” (Registration Required)

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

The 78th Texas Legislature is looking at a $9.9 billion gap between the state’s expected revenue and what Texas must spend to maintain existing programs. Readers get a chance to play lawmaker and fill that gap through a mix of spending cuts and new taxes.

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