GameSpot reports on a title announced at this year's Women Games conference. A University of East London project called Lost and Found
may bring some sense of social responsibility to gamers when it is eventually rolled out to cell phones. Much like PeaceBomb
, the game envisioned by Harvey Smith at the 2006 Game Designer's Challenge, Lost and Found
will try to assist gamers in finding missing people
via smart-mob activities. "Users can, for example, sign up for alerts when someone goes missing in their area, and if they see someone who resembles a photo of a missing child, take a photo, which will alert authorities to the possibility that an abducted child is nearby. The game will also present people with a series of objectives and mobilize groups to block roads and search fields."