As part of its new spring programming push for mtvU, a university campus-focused network, MTV is hosting student-made serious games meant to educate and raise student awareness of ongoing atrocities in Sudan. The games are featured at their own website
, where readers can play early versions of each title.
The game with the most votes by the end of the judging period will win the creators $50,000 donated by mtvU and the Reebok Human Rights Foundation, toward developing a fuller version of the game for wider release. Notes toward what a more developed version of each game would contain are included on the game's pages, along with links to play the trials.
The four games are: Shanti Ambassadors - Crisis in Darfur
, by Pete Kugler, Thanh Nguyen, and Katie Merrill of DigiPen Institute of Technology; Guidance
, by Camilla Kydland, Clay Reister, Albith R. Delgado, TJ Jackson, and Sam Spiro of Carnegie Mellon University; Fetching Water
, by Suzanna Ruiz, Ashley York, Mike Stein, Noah Keating, and Kellee Santiago of the University of Southern California; and The Village
, by the same team from USC.