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EVOKE was developed by the World Bank Institute, the learning and knowledge arm of the World Bank Group, and directed by alternate reality game master Jane McGonigal.

Welcome EVOKE Mentors!

Posted by Alchemy on 28 Feb under Uncategorized

So you want to help change the world… in 15 minutes a week?
We have the perfect job for you: Become an EVOKE mentor.
Anyone can be a mentor. If you have life experience with creativity, or technology, or business, or sustainability, or community organizing, or just solving tough problems, YOU have insight to share.
Here’s how to [...]


The 4 rules of EVOKING

Posted by Alchemy on 21 Feb under How to EVOKE, Investigation Files

How do you EVOKE? There are only four rules.
Live by these rules, and you will become a master social innovator.
Rule #1. “I tackle social problems.”
What are social problems? They’re big problems that affect society as a whole, and not just individuals — problems like hunger, poverty, climate change and disease. Solving [...]


Mobile EVOKE: How to play whenever, wherever

Posted by Alchemy on 19 Feb under How to EVOKE

EVOKE agents need to stay connected wherever they go.
Here are four ways you can keep up with the game from your mobile phone.
1. SMS
If you’re in South Africa, you can sign up for a weekly SMS burst. Just text the word EVOKE to 31771.
Every Wednesday, we’ll send you updates on the latest [...]


EVOKE director Jane McGonigal explains the game on CNN

Posted by Alchemy on 17 Feb under Behind the scenes

Curious about the EVOKE game? Find out more in this video on CNN.

You can also read more about the EVOKE game on CNN in this feature story: Online game seeks to empower Africa.