Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: France

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: Russia

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: USA

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Epic Orphan Nuclear Weapons Dossier: North Korea

Greetings, secret agents! As a part of Mission Epic Orphan, our crowdfunding campaign that will help make nuclear risk game Epic Orphan a reality, we would like to share with you declassified information about countries that are actively working with nuclear weapons. This will give you an idea of some of the cases you will… Read more »

Meet the developer of nuclear risk game Epic Orphan: Q&A with Filament Games' Dan Norton

  “In games for awareness, you’re relying on the game first and foremost as an engagement tool. That doesn’t mean it should be vapid or trivial, but that your first goal is to make the gameplay interesting and sticky, so that the issue’s context and importance can be established and reinforced.” – COO of Filament… Read more »

Why we’re getting serious about nuclear weapons with Epic Orphan

Why are we focusing our current game project on nuclear weapons? Aren’t those not really an issue since the Cold War ended? North Korea’s missiles can’t even reach other countries, right? In short, no! Upon partnering with the N Square initiative, we learned how pervasive the nuclear threat is, from the 11,800 nuclear weapons around… Read more »

Meet the creator of nuclear risk game Epic Orphan: Q&A with Yvette Chin

  “I hope I give players a sense of how pervasive these potential sources of nuclear risk are. They’re in everyday places and everyday objects. This extends beyond national borders and makes us all connected in ways we may not care to accept.” – Epic Orphan creator Yvette Chin   Last month, we launched our… Read more »

Epic Orphan: Blending serious games and learning games

[ This post originally appeared on the Filament Games’ blog ] By: Dan Norton Over the years, I’ve worked on a wide variety of serious games project. My specialty is of course in learning games, and I thought it would be worth talking about the intersections (and contrasts) between learning games and serious games. So let’s… Read more »