Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Bus Meister Game (beta) - Now online!
I have just finished the beta version of a game designed to help citizens understand public transport priority. The game is linked to a wiki that provides detailed information about measures to improve public transport. Once we are happy with the game we will place it on facebook and add social networking features so that players can discuss how to improve public transport in their own community.
I am looking for people to try out the game and wiki and to give me comments (also join the wiki as contributors!). The game is available now at: http://www.greencitystreets.com/busmeister
The wiki is available at: http://busmeister.wikispaces.com/
This page on the wiki provides instructions on how to play the game: http://busmeister.wikispaces.com/BMG_playing
Right now the game works, but we need to refine the values used to run the simulation and calculate the happiness and cost values. We will adjust these in the coming weeks and also add levels (so players advance to more difficult challenges) and other standard game features. We also will add more information to the pages. But, for now, the game works and we would love your feedback.
Finally, I hope to extend the approach to other modes of transport (biking, walking, street design) in the future.
Thanks for your help,