Calling all gamers: Navy to crowdsource piracy problem

Online challenge will present complex scenario with major global implications

The Navy is turning to crowdsourcing in an attempt to generate fresh ideas for how to combat piracy on the high seas, reports Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room blog.

On May 16, the Office of Naval Research will launch the Massive Multiplayer Online War Game Leveraging the Internet, or MMOWGLI, which will challenge players (the game is open to everyone) to respond to a piracy scenario where the outcome has major global foreign policy and defense implications.

As the game progresses over a three-week cycle, players will evaluate and expand on suggestions made by their fellow gamers.

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