What is Phylo?
Well, it’s an online initiative aimed at creating a Pokemon card type resource but with real creatures on display in full “artistic” wonder. Not only that – but we plan to have the scientific community weigh in to determine the content on such cards, as well as folks who love gaming to try and design interesting ways to use the cards. Then to top it all off, members of the teacher community will participate to see whether these cards have educational merit. Best of all, the hope is that this will all occur in a non-commercial-open-access-open-source-because-basically-this-is-good-for-you-your-children-and-your-planet sort of way.
Phylo (or if you rather use our preferred term of endearment, Phylomon), is many things. It is:
1. A card game that makes use of the wonderful, complex and inspiring things that inform the notion of biodiversity.
2. An exercise in crowd sourcing, open access, and open source game development.
3. Freakin’ awesome!
Visit phylogame.org for details.