New Facebook Game Highlights Human Rights

America 2049 set in paranoid future US
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2011 4:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new game out on Facebook focuses on human rights and social justice instead of virtual crops or online Mafias. America 2049, set in a future US obsessed by disease control and short on civil liberties, puts the player in the role of an agent for the "Council on American Heritage" tasked with capturing a presumed terrorist, CNET reports.

Gameplay involves using other online resources to solve a series of puzzles, with missions focusing on human rights issues like human trafficking. Actors, including comedian Margaret Cho and Harold Perrineau from Lost, volunteered to star in video scenes for the game, which was created by the human rights organization Breakthrough. (Read more America 2049 stories.)

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