The object of this exercise is to identify the challenges facing our military in 2040 and discuss the operational viability and relevance of possible technologies/capabilities.. Read more about the project here.
Players cooperate to define, develop, and understand challenges and capabilities/ideas across three phases of gameplay:
Between the game-driven daily updates to these ongoing Scenario narratives and user-driven Spark, Idea, and Challenge content, the goal is to come up with the unexpected, perform critical analysis on ideas, and discuss the possibilities.
While you are free to peruse the entire site without logging in, we encourage participation! Registration is short and sweet and can be done here: Register Now!
The bar at the top of your screen will be present everywhere on the game site. These links are your shortcuts for navigation, allowing you to get to anywhere from anywhere in the game with just a click.
Once you have created an account and have logged in for the first time, we invite you to take a quick look at your User Dashboard, which is most accessible via the aforementioned Speedometer icon on your Top Bar. When you get to your Dashboard, simply click through the five tabs to navigate through the five pages. There will not be much content there when you start out, but these pages will fill up as you play.
Dashboard Tab: shows recent, pertinent info:
Posts Tab: Displays all the Imaginarium Sparks, Workshop Ideas, and Battlespace Challenges that you have contributed.
Badges Tab: Shows all badges. Badges you have earned are colorized, and badges you have yet to earn are grayed out.
Edit Profile Tab: Houses all of your player information. (See the Anonymity section above for a reminder of what info is shown to others and what info is kept private.)
How To Play Tab: Links back to this page that you are reading right now, so a screenshot is not necessary!
Players compete for top scores, badges and for the recognition of having the top peer-rated Sparks, Challenges, and Ideas.
Players earn points for the following actions:
There are also real-world results at the end of the exercise: the most intriguing ideas will be part of the report that is sent to the office of the DASA(R&T).
Reminder to maintain decorum: Game Moderators will monitor all content for propriety — and will edit or delete anything deemed offensive if necessary. Please be respectful to your fellow players, and remember — we are all working together!
Personal information that you submit when you create your account — including your real name, contact information, and password — are stored securely by the Sci Tech Futures team and are not shared with anyone.
Other information — including Username and optional Biographical Info and Affiliation — IS shared with other users on your User Profile Page. Please use discretion and refrain from including sensitive information in these fields. You can always edit this info on your Edit Profile Page.
Players can browse the site anonymously, but must create accounts and log in if they want to contribute any content to the game. Anonymous players can see your username on your posts and comments — but they cannot see your Biographical Info or Affiliation, since they must log in to see your Player Profile.
You are free to jump around and interact with any section in any order, but there are three different sections/phases: