Before playing, I showed the kids a video of the game, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa8Bt-Na02k, and it meant nothing to them. After they played for 5-10 minutes, and we sorted out all the technical hitches, I showed a losing team the video again. Within 2 mins they were outflanking the opponent. It proved teamwork. Priceless. Absolutely priceless. A step-change in learning, not only as team-mates, but also their engagement with me, the teacher-coach. I was able to help them win.
In 2012, I came up with some new financial protocols, pure p2p protocols which might enable an alternative economics. This is not the place to into them, and I wanted to bring it to the community in terms of money to finance it. It's been two years, and I haven't generated enough interest to kick-start it. Sorry folks. I'd like to put in $10k to take this game to the next level. I don't have it.
So, here I am, back into education. There are a few ways of playing together, and I'd like to know if there are any players out there who are interested. I know Z-man set up the first one, but I will need reminders. The ideas orbit the following:
- school-only server list
- sponsorship of a tournament -- eg Redbull
- crowd-funding prize-money seed
If any of that resonates, let's see if we can pull something together.
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