In the beginning of march I wrote here about the Darfur is Dying contest.
Today the winner is announced.
In partnership with the Reebok Human Rights Foundation and the International Crisis Group, mtvU launched the Darfur Digital Activist Contest, an unprecedented competition bringing together student technology and activism to help stop the genocide in Darfur. Susana Ruiz, Ashley York, Mike Stein, Noah Keating and Kelee Santiago of the University of Southern California conceived the game and worked closely with humanitarian aid workers with extensive on the ground experience in Darfur to develop it.
Darfur is Dying is a narrative-based simulation where the user, from the perspective of a displaced Darfurian, negotiates forces that threaten the survival of his or her refugee camp. It offers a faint glimpse of what it’s like for the more than 2.5 million who have been internally displaced by the crisis in Sudan.
This game can be spread virally, so play the game and pass it to your friends.
Play the winning game and see what more you can do about the first genocide in this century.