This year's Blog Action Day focused on Poverty and as part of that, countless bloggers created posts highlighting this issue. Interestingly our game Ayiti: the Cost of Life showed up in quite a few places on short lists of serious game playing experiences that help to raise awareness over poverty issues.
From the Mission to Learn blog focusing on Learning, Technology and Change blog entry, "5 Games Against Poverty and Hunger":
"I am increasingly of the opinion that games can be great learning tools and catalysts for change."
We were also on the top five of the Humane Connections blog:
The player has 4 years (divided into 16 seasons) to try to succeed, and has to choose a “strategy” at the beginning: health, education, happiness or money. Who will work, rest, go to school, volunteer, get health care? How will it be paid for? Each choice has a consequence (some positive, some negative). The game is somewhat complicated, with a variety of choices and actions necessary for each season.