Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Using Video Games To Enhance Community

Ben Rueter

There’s plenty of game companies that try and educate people through physical games. But the good people at the Knight Foundations and Area/Code are taking educational gaming to a very specific level; to see if local communities can solve local problems. They’ve created a physical game called Battlestorm that prepares people for hurricane scenarios. It combines games like capture the flag and handball in way that educates players for the worst nature can deliver. The game is currently being tested in Mississippi. They’ve also developed the game Macon Money. This game deals with economics. Its main purpose is to create close connections within communities. The two companies are working with local business – in Georgia at the moment – to give the game a real and competitive feel. Now if only Knight Foundation and Area/Code create a game that prepares us all for a zombie uprising, we’d be set. 

Lasker Jewelers
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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.