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Social Reality Games

Akoha Melds Tech and Real Life Kindness to Promote Social Change

— March 10, 2009 — Life-Stages
Akoha combines virtual connectivity with real-world actions of kindness. Akoha is an online and mobile game that requires participation in real-life activities that contribute to positive social change.

Akoha asks, “What if playing a game could make the world a better place?”

The game includes performing small acts of kindness written on cards with Mission IDs and a note about how many Karma Points the card is worth. Whenever you perform a task on card, you give that card to the person you did a good deed for. That person uses the Mission ID to record what happened online, then (ideally) the beneficiary continues the chain of kindness by participation in the game too.

“Large numbers of people playing together online represents more than just a good time; it represents the seeds of change,” Akoha says. “We believe in the power of play to bridge differences and allow a wide range of diverse people to engage in shared social goals like never before.”

The aim of the game is to get as many people as possible to perform random acts of kindness around the world.

In a refreshing twist from our tech-saturated culture, we’re beginning to see this amalgamation of the virtual world with real life more often, signaling our need for flesh and blood connections.
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