IBM Launches PowerUp 3D Game

MADE IN IBM LABS: IBM is making online gaming a matter of life or death for the planet ...at least virtually. The company is launching a 3D multi-player online game (www.powerupthegame.org) that will challenge teenagers to help save the planet Helios from disaster. Teens will have to beware of sandstorms, floods and "SmogGobs" while solving missions for solar, wind and water power before the planet's resources are used up. While they are doing so, kids will be employing engineering principles to rebuild wind turbines and solar panels, and make decisions about energy consumption that will effect the planet's resources. The educational game is being launched as part of Engineer's Week 2008. The goal is to take advantage of the interest in online virtual worlds to teach basic engineering principles and energy conservation and get more teens interested in math and science. It's more than just fun and games.

IBM Launches PowerUp 3D Game

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