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OpenOil has teamed up with Simprentis to research a video simulation game to model the major issues of Resource Curse. Building on Simprentis’s highly successful game OilSim, which models the experience of exploring for and producing oil, and subsequently regulating it. The new venture would seek to expand further the scope of decision making to model how to make policy as the decision-takers of a government in a country which has large natural resource assets, based on the work of the Natural Resource Charter, an initiative led by Professor Paul Collier at Oxford University. We are currently looking for modest seed funding to create a prototype of this game, using Simprentis’s established and successful games platform which has enabled thousands of people around the world, high school students and oil industry professionals alike, to better understand the ins and outs of the oil industry.

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