Sticking with the theme of the environment and following on from the last post, there is yet another game website that has just appeared all about the subject. FloodSim "puts you in control of all flood policy decisions and spending in the UK for 3 years". What's more, it's apparently been endorsed by Phil Woolas, the Environment minister responsible for such policy.
This is probably because he appears in the game telling you you're crap when everything floods. I found this particularly ironic given that he was minister in charge when the last lot of floods happened, and they were exasperated by exactly the same thing he chastises people for in the game.
The game has been produced by Norwich Union and apparently, so the site says,
[it's] a serious game with the aims to raise awareness of the vast number of issues surrounding flood policy and Government expenditure and to increase citizen engagement through an accessible simulation.An alternative analysis is that it's a game that has been designed because Norwich Union don't want to have to pay out on lots of insurance claims in the future because of incompetent Government, but then that analysis would be awfully cynical of me right?