Harvard Activist Hired to Form Political Framework
Klang has announced that its forthcoming MMO, Seed, will contain a political framework created by Lawrence Lessig, a political activist and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Seed is scheduled for release in 2018.
Lessig is a notable figure in the world of tech and internet activism, having founded non-profit organizations Creative Commons and Rootstrikers, as well as campaigning for the US presidency in 2015.
Seed "takes equal inspiration from real time strategy games, The Sims and social media", according to Klang.
Seed is a continuous, persistent simulation where players are tasked with colonizing an exoplanet through collaboration, conflict, and other player-to-player interaction. Using unique gameplay based on managing multiple characters in real-time, communities are built even when players are logged off, allowing the world of Seed to be a living, breathing entity.
You can learn more about the game on the Seed site.