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How Gaming Is Helping Us To Build Better Local Communities

How Gaming Is Helping Us To Build Better Local Communities

Examples of platforms that are leveraging crowdsourcing to connect people in addressing common challenges.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs

After analysis of hundreds of data points collected around the modern family experience and how it is changing, the PSFK consulting team noticed that games are encouraging players to help build local and virtual communities, leveraging various gaming mechanics to increase participation around common goals. Through crowdsourcing, these platforms open up challenges to public discourse and action, while familiarizing participants with like-minded individuals in the process.

Below are the examples we felt supported the theme, ‘Gaming To Build A Better Community’.

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