This article provides an introduction to some of our favorite games and a philosophical exploration of how games can create profound benefits for all. Please note that this article is an early work in progress and will be updated soon. Enjoy!
Table of Contents
- A Philosophy of Games
- Finite Games and Infinite Games
- Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
- ETH 28 - Inspiration and Infinite Games!
- Decentralizing Governance with Games
- ARC: The Spirit of Voluntary Play
- Philosophy meets Pragmatism
- Consensus Games
- Video Games
- Antelope Games
- Alien World’s Fractal
- Eden Fractal
- Related Posts
A Philosophy of Games
We believe that well-designed social games are the key to leveling up our communities, societies, and civilization. You can learn about how games can empower communities with profound benefits in the resources below:
Finite Games and Infinite Games
A game-changing, fascinating book that explores a profoundly inspiring Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. As the author states, “A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
A wonderful, thought-provoking exploration of how play spurs innovation and has consistently driven the progress of civilization throughout human history. As the author says, you’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun!
ETH 28 - Inspiration and Infinite Games!
How has Eden inspired you? In our 28th Town Hall, regen creator Reiki and game developer Leif join us for a fascinating exploration of infinite games and cooperating systems! 🍎
Decentralizing Governance with Games
An article by Dan Larimer exploring the potential of games for decentralized governance. He states, “I believe the solution is to have a large number of competitive games that require a vast range of skills and/or genetic predisposition”
ARC: The Spirit of Voluntary Play
Dr. Jordan Peterson describes the spirit of voluntary play as a foundational principle of ARC, the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship.
An exploration of how to make life more fun, functional, and efficient with the power of games!
Philosophy meets Pragmatism
You can click the links above to learn more about our philosophy of games to save the world. The following sections will provide an overview of some of our favorite games, including Consensus Games and Antelope Games, and how they can create profound benefits for all.
Consensus games are an exciting new type of game where the goal is to reach agreement among the players and create mutual benefit. You can see some great consensus games that we make below and learn about consensus games in this article. You can also learn about some tools that we’re building to help everyone enjoy consensus games here.
Eden+Fractal is a social networking game where community members share their work, elect delegates, and give each other respect!
With this elegant cooperating system, community members respect contributions to the community and elect leaders in breakout rooms of four to six people. Everyone gets respect for helping the community and groups reach consensus to determine the relative contributions of each community member. Delegates form councils that update each week, then recent councils cooperate to help make community decisions. You can learn more about Eden+Fractal in this article and the debut episode of Creator Talk.
Cagendas is a social coordination game that helps communities create agendas, choose discussion topics, and make decisions together. At Eden Fractal, we play a version of cagendas called Vlalendas. It pairs perfectly with Eden+Fractal to create a super combo that enables communities to cooperate with unprecedented decentralization, autonomy, and coordination.
You can see our article about DAMS to learn more about how these consensus games provide a wonderful opportunity for the next generation of ‘video gaming’ collaboration ;)
Competitions that inspire people to imagine new possibilities, discover innovations, and bring helpful ideas to life!
In addition to the consensus games that we create, there are many other exciting games that we love on Antelope community computers. You can explore some of our favorite Antelope games in our article about GameFi, which explores the the thrilling combination of games and Web3 that can help everyone independently enjoy fun experiences together. You can also read our articles about great games like Alien Worlds Fractal, Upland, Wombat, Boid, and Eden Fractal. Some of these are curated below:
Alien World’s Fractal
A community of cosmic explorers and cooperative enthusiasts working together to promote Alien Worlds games and ƒractal cooperation!
A metaverse super-app mapped to the real world that simulates several aspects of life and economy.
A pioneering community of heroes who create games, shows, and tools that help people cooperate!
A social super computer that aims to unleash the power of Web3, gamification, and the evolution of technology
Lights, Camera, Action! Decentralized, autonomous movie studios. An innovative, amazing way for communities to collaborate and make awesome videos!
Eden Fractal tools empower communities with unprecedented potential for creative collaboration, independence, and mutual benefit!