This is the Millennium Village Simulation project, or MVSim, a teaching tool to help students appreciate the complexity of meeting the Millennium Development Goals in a rural African setting, and to experience the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable development. The web-based game has been developed and hosted by Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and can be accessed at http://mvsim.ccnmtl.columbia.edu.
The source code ships with bundled versions of all its Python module dependencies, and a bootstrap script that installs all of the dependencies in a virtualenv. Installation is simple:
$ git clone git://github.com/ccnmtl/mvsim.git $ cd mvsim $ ./bootstrap.py
Note that Python 2.6 is currently required.
settings_shared.py file to suit your needs (don't forget to
create a database, or change the settings to use SQLite) and then
sync the database schema and necessary initial content:
$ ./manage.py syncdb
You're now ready to run the server. Sample Apache/mod_wsgi
configuration files are available in the
apache subdirectory of the
If you're running this outside of Columbia University, you'll want to
djangowind (which connects the Django auth to Columbia's central
identify/sign-in mechanism) and modify the
COURSEAFFILS_COURSESTRING_MAPPER setting; the default setting
creates course groupings, and associates users with courses, based on
Columbia course-strings and affiliations.