On Thursday, February 24, national scientists and leading developers of serious games and gaming technologies will convene at Gaming the Future: Connecting Innovation & Education, a national press conference and interactive science exhibition in Asheville, North Carolina. Hosted by ABSCI, a North Carolina-based sustainable communities initiative, Gaming the Future will take place at Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa from 9:00 AM until noon.
Gaming the Future is a nexus of cutting edge games, science, technology, art and design that highlights the best in the growing field of science-based games. Through formal presentations and interactive exhibits, the event will spotlight international organizations and companies that are using the power of games to raise awareness about the effects of global change.
Gaming the Future will feature British serious games developer Gobion Rowlands, Chairman of Red Redemption LTD, in his first American appearance launching “Fate of the World,” a dramatic global strategy game that allows players to save the world from the effects of climate change in a simulated format. “Fate of the World” was based on scientific and economic data from sources such as the United Nations and NOAA, and was developed in partnership with Oxford University climate change expert Dr. Myles Allen.