- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 05/01/12 to 01/31/13
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- New York, NY
For development of a fantasy election and civic participation game by MTV
A world-class coalition of philanthropic, technology, and political accountability partners including Knight Foundation, PolitiFact, RealClearPolitics, foursquare and more are teaming up with the network to launch “Fantasy Election ’12.” Part of MTV’s “Power of 12” campaign, the first-of-its-kind desktop and mobile game will give young people a new way to hold presidential and congressional candidates accountable, and reward youth for getting involved in Election ‘12.
Similar to Fantasy Football, “Fantasy Election ‘12” enables users to draft a team of candidates pursuing the presidency or congress, earning and losing points based on how their players behave in the real world. Users will also earn bonus points for real world actions like registering to vote, voting, and testing their political knowledge. Overall, success in the game will be based on two things: how candidates behave and what players do.