Thursday, May 31, 2012

NAVY'S Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet

The Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) exercise, a joint effort between the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Institute for the Future (IFTF), is an online game designed to crowdsource ideas and strategies that may provide insight to some of the Navy's toughest problems.

Play the Game, Change the Game

With the help of multimedia and web 2.0 technology, MMOWGLI creates a future environment where players are asked to share new ideas and collaborate with other users to earn innovation points and win the game. MMOWGLI is a web-based game which allows ONR to strategize with more players than possible in a face-to-face setting. Scaling up participation increases our aperture and enables the development of more solutions and unimagined possibilities. The game's first round, piracyMMOWGLI, launched in summer 2011 and centered around a fast-paced, geopolitical situation off the coast of Somalia. Piracy professionals are being privately invited to continue this exploration.

Upcoming MMOWGLI Gameplay

ONR's Office of Innovation plans to run a series of MMOWGLI games on a variety of topics over the next year. In November, ONR will launch the next round of piracyMMOWGLI. If you have not previously joined the game, watch for additional opportunities to register and join the action.
ONR is excited to partner with the Naval Task Force Energy to develop a new MMOWGLI scenario focused on the future of energy. This round of gameplay, known as energyMMOWGLI, will launch in May 2012. To pre-register for this game, please visit this link:
Note: Some users may experience difficulty accessing this site. Your browser may require a downloadable DoD root certificate. For othe registration access and registration problems, contact the MMOWGLI team directly.)
The MMOWGLI game blog and Twitter feed are additional resources for updates on live gameplay as well as previous scenarios. See video highlights on YouTube.
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