For as long as society has existed, a shadowy force has been controlling the destiny of every citizen on the planet. This group–sometimes called the Illuminati, the new world order, or the enlightened ones–centralized knowledge and power to dominate the populations, politicians and policies they drive. Today, it is the Shadow Government that presides over the world like a puppet master. But lucky for you, a small, rogue element has exposed the Shadow Government, opening up their vast knowledge to the general public. For the first time, the entire world’s population can see how people are made subservient, profits are controlled and grave outcomes are ensured. Now that the knowledge is in the hands of everyone, will it be used for good or evil?
Shadow Government is a new “reality-based” social game being developed by Playmatics founders Margaret Wallace and Nick Fortugno in collaboration with Philippe Trawnika (formerly of the investment firm Bridgeworks.ch) in partnership with the Millennium Institute. According to a description in TechCrunch, the game is a massive project that will “use economic and sustainability data, and government-modeling software from the Millennium Institute to give players a chance to build and run, or destroy their own virtual countries.”