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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.

What will happen in Season 2?

Posted by kiyashmonsef on 28 Jul under Behind the scenes

The most inspiring suggestions from Agents for EVOKE’s future.

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What and where will EVOKE be in 5 years?

Posted by Jane McGonigal on 26 Jul under Behind the scenes

As part of our Post-Vita for Season 1 of EVOKE, we brainstormed our best-case scenario futures for where EVOKE might be in 5 years. Here are some of our favorite ideas. What are yours?

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What Went Right, What Went Wrong: Lessons from Season 1 of EVOKE.

Posted by Jane McGonigal on 26 Jul under Behind the scenes

The EVOKE Post-Vita: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

For the next 3 days, we’re holding our Post-Vita meeting for the first season of EVOKE here in San Francisco. The lead team has gathered together to assess the first season and power up for future seasons and translations. We wanted to share with [...]


Coming soon: Class of 2010

Posted by Alchemy on 21 May under Behind the scenes

My team is busy reviewing the missions and quests of all of our EVOKE agents, so that we can officially certify the Class of 2010. We need to verify your great work, so that your certificate really stands for something.
Stay tuned for the official Class of 2010 announcement — and a link to your personal [...]


Helping less experienced agents

Posted by Nathaniel Fruchter on 16 Mar under Behind the scenes, People and Ideas

Agent Elastika’s post on helping less experienced agents really got me writing.
The EVOKE network is something special.  It has pulled in agents from all over the world and we’re really doing something great.  However, it’s easy to forget about technological limitations if you’re sitting here in the United States or Europe.


Who created EVOKE, and why?

Posted by Alchemy on 09 Mar under Behind the scenes, News

The EVOKE network has its own origin story – just as all of you have yours.


A slight change to the EVOKE “Discuss” forums

Posted by Nathaniel Fruchter on 08 Mar under Behind the scenes

For those of you that frequent the EVOKE forums, you might notice something slightly different.  That’s right, the forums are no longer in a “news stream” format but are broken up into subforums.  This was done by agent request and will hopefully improve your EVOKE experience and make it a bit easier to manage.


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.


About the EVOKE game

Posted by Alchemy on 27 Jan under Behind the scenes

EVOKE is a ten-week crash course in changing the world.
It is free to play and open to anyone, anywhere.
The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems.
The game’s first season began on March 3, 2010 and ended on May 12th, 2010.  However, that doesn’t [...]