Gaming for good

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June 29, 2011
In These Times
by Erica Lipper  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Defending human rights in America — is there an app for that? There is now, on Facebook at least, thanks to a new game called America 2049. It sends players into a dystopian future as an agent for the Council on American Heritage .... Council agents hunt down presumed terrorists, which, in the world of 2049, might include an outspoken homosexual or someone in a mixed-race relationship, to name just a few of the criminalized behaviors America 2049 players must contend with. As users progress through the game, they confront an increasingly complex web of plots and characters in a country stripped of basic liberties." (06/29/11)  

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