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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.

Manifesto: EVOKE and Beyond

Posted by Calida DeBello on 09 May under People and Ideas

As EVOKE concludes, thoughts on its process and its legacy by our gamerunners.


EVOKE Heroes: Season 1

Posted by Calida DeBello on 09 May under Heroes of the Week

A week-by-week sampler of the accomplishments of EVOKE’s citizen agents.

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Real Life Heroes

Posted by Calida DeBello on 06 May under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

The future lurched a bit closer this week: EVOKE Agents had their pick of real-world events to test their skills. I’m currently in the U.S., and I have only to pick up a paper to read about ruptured water mains challenging the water security of large cities; tornadoes challenging the resilience of small towns; floods [...]


Investigate Week Ten

Posted by Alchemy on 05 May under Investigation Files

Want to try your hand at sending an URGENT EVOKE? Discover the secrets of writing your own story.



Posted by Alchemy on 02 May under How to EVOKE, evokation

1. When are EVOKATIONS due?
May 19, 11:59 Pacific Time.
2. How do I submit my EVOKATION?
There are two key steps to submit your EVOKATION:


Preserving Indigenous Secrets

Posted by Joshua Judkins on 02 May under People and Ideas

In Week Eight of Urgent EVOKE, Agents were challenged to create a real physical object that encodes a piece of traditional wisdom about the local plants, animals, landforms, water sources, weather, or any other important feature of an indigenous environment.
Agents from all around the world drew on their local insight and creativity, and produced a [...]