Find the Future at NYPL :: multi-authored adventure book gaming stuff. I think.



This looks like great fun - but also awesomely complicated.
I watched the trailer. I read all the words. I clicked the links and I have no idea what's going on. It's something to do with multi-authoring and discovering amazing books and artefacts and empowering your own amazing future and making history - which is completely laudable and very cool.
It's just confusing. (And there's a slightly shameful lack of accessibility to the site.)
Find The Future at NYPL brings visitors to the Library together with players around the world to tap into the creative power of the Library's collections.
It is the first game in the world in which winning the game means writing a book together — a collection of 100 ways to make history and change the future, inspired by 100 of the most intriguing works of the past.
Starting May 21, 2011, visitors to the Stephen A. Schwarzman branch of the NYPL can play the game with their personal smartphones or on Library computers. Global players will join the game with any computer that has access to the Internet. The game is free to play.
The game is designed to empower players to find inspiration for their own extraordinary futures by bringing them face-to-face with the writings and personal objects of people who made an extraordinary difference in the past.
The game starts with a special, invitation-only event on May 20, 2011. As part of the Centennial celebration weekend, hundreds of gamers will earn the chance to join a special once-in-a-lifetime event: an "overnight lock-in" at NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman building. This "write all night" lock in will serve as the official kick-off for the Find The Future game.

Written by
Tea Uglow
There is, it turns out, always a Tea in team. And Beth. Of course. x
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