- Play and Performance in Civic Space
- Reframing Learning and Mobile
- Play and real-world social change
Not available yet for mobile, this role-play game hints at an important future component for civic learning. Specifically, the ability to practice and refine civic skills (doorknocking, in this case) is most useful when the practice takes place very close to application. This project is one of the most game-like implementations yet.
The designer's goal was to "make the frightening prospect of going door to door in an unfamiliar neighborhood something that learners will look forward to; improve organizers’ chances for success when they first go out into neighborhoods."
Gameplay is described as, "Head out into the neighborhood and start organizing! Learn from your mentor how to stay safe, get in the door, and convince people to take action. Practice reading which houses are good prospects, and which residents are worth talking to. Rate your partner’s ability to give a good initial pitch. Try out different ways of starting conversations with residents once you’re in, and different strategies for getting them to commit to action."
Game OverviewA web-only training game for community leaders to learn the organizing technique of doorknocking
Game DeveloperKinection, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Center for Third World Organizing
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