Frack the Game


Creative Commons Licence


Created date

August 1, 2018

Critical Commentary

Frack the Game was developed as a project of Joe Dumit in the ModLab at UC Davis. ModLab describes the game as follows:

"Frack the Game is a video game project initially conceived by Professor Joseph Dumit in board game format to explore the ethical and socioeconomic landscape of fracking. Players of Frack the Game assume the role of fracking corporations that compete to survey, drill, and extract as much natural gas as possible to become the largest and wealthiest corporation before the world ends. Through the course of the game, players encounter difficult decisions as they must negotiate concerns around profits, environmental health, policies and laws, and public reception of fracking practices."

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