This is a Spark to change the world. The basics and ideals of this game have been discussed in the Kickstarter campaign. But there is so much more that this game has to offer.
Spark Community isn’t just a game, but also a blueprint of real-world life skills. The game can likewise be used as a blueprint of real-world cooperative community-building. An online version could even pave the way for a real one.
Picture a game that has been upgraded to contain the specifics of the real world that waits outside your door. You can explore and cultivate the online version of that world and build a community with players who live nearby. Finally, you can use the skills developed in Spark to create your own real community that mirrors your online environment! Read more
We’re in search of solutions to help a world that’s full of problems. The world already has many great solutions for solving our problems. The problem is we forget history, we get distracted, we specialize, fail to communicate, and reinvent the wheel. The irony is we have the best technology ever available! We are more connected than ever. We need fun and engaging tools to help educate, remind us of what we already know, and interact with problems from a different perspective. Read more
What’s special about Spark Community is that it creates a context for many other solutions to exist. Whether physical or virtual, Spark Community is the glue that binds it all together. One small community is a complete solution or an ecosystem of solutions. Solutions might include renewable energy, green building, organic farming, home automation, personal health tracking, environmental sensors, or next generation mobile technology. Unlike so many products that solve a small problem, Spark Community gives a bigger home to many solutions and that makes it one big solution. As a result, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Read more
What are the ideas behind the name Spark Community? Spark is about light and hope. It only takes a spark to light a wildfire. A wildfire is like a chain reaction that starts small, but can change everything. We’re trying to change the world by creating a game that helps you understand a unique community solution to many world problems.
“What is permaculture? What is sustainable design?”
Don’t worry, you won’t need a degree in Environmental Science to appreciate what we’re talking about. Essentially we’re approaching this game as a way to improve understanding and increase awareness of how environmental sustainability can be applied to both large-scale endeavors such as community design, and smaller-scale residential design using the principles of permaculture, green building and appropriate technology.