CrowdGauge is an open-source framework for creating educational online games. It first asks users to rank a set of priorities, then demonstrates how a series of actions and policies might impact those priorities. The third part of the sequence gives users a limited number of coins, asking them to put that money towards the actions they support most.
Sasaki Associates first developed the platform in partnership with the Des Moines Area MPO (DMAMPO) as part of The Tomorrow Plan, a regional plan for sustainable development in the Central Iowa region. The original game, named DesignMyDSM, can be found here: http://interactive.sasakistrategies.com
Jquery on the front-end, Node.js server and CouchDB as the database. You can obviously host this anywhere Node.js is supported, however we recommend Nodejitsu if you want to get up and running quickly as our installation instructions will guide you through this process.
CrowdGauge is not 100% complete, but it is ready for alpha testing. Please see the installation instructions for more information.