Sunday Fun: New Video Game Explains Land Use Politics
Julie Strupp spreads the words about the "Blocks and Lots" online game. Strupp calls the game a "cute game about land use and urban development," in which players are tasked with rezoning a neighborhood to improve the lives of residents.
"There are five basic zones in the game, including manufacturing, single-family homes, and open space. Your job is to adjust them according to what homeowner Mary Jones, factory owner JT, environmentalist Tulip Groves, and a variety of other characters want around their neighborhood," explains Strupp.
It'll probably come as no surprise that keeping the peace is harder than it might seem.