During ReDS pandemic outbreaks, we need healthy people to avoid congregating in large groups and public spaces, and we need infected people to stay home as much as possible during the contagious period to avoid spreading the disease. This voluntary quarantine and self-isolation will lead to a distressing sense ofÂ social isolation for both groups, and may meet substantial resistance. Online multiplayer games can help motivate people to stay home (because they are so fun and addicting!) and ease the sense of social disconnection (because they help us spend social time with others).
More online game designers and developers, to make the games
Gamers, to playtest and help launch the online community
Apartment building and residence managers, to implement Gamedemic games
Large multi-unit property owners, to create a network of buildings with Gamedemic games
Local and global health organizations, to help us understand how long people need to stay home (affects the kind of game we design)
To join Gamedemic, tell me in the ""Application"" box about your favorite game that has come out in the last 3 years (2016-2019). What's it called, how do you play it, where and with whom? Bonus points for screenshots of online games or photos of reality-based games. (You can submit them later after you join of course!)