Could a Civil Disobedience video game train Middle Eastern protesters?

If social media can inspire people to engage in peaceful revolutions, why couldn’t a video game do it too? After watching the peaceful revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, game designer and researcher Jane McGonigal suggested that someone create a game called Civ D, short for Civil Disobedience, about how to stage a peaceful revolution.

Video games aren’t a waste of time!

We play more than 3 billion hours a week of video games. Jane McGonigal, director of game research at the Institute for the Future, would like to see us play more than 21 billion hours a week. She thinks we can get there by overcoming misconceptions about games and building games that have a broader interest and more meaning.