A video gaming convention in Asheville is bringing together game developers and scientists to discuss the future of science-based games. The conference is called Gaming the Future. It will unveil a climate change game called Fate of the World. Gaming the Future spokeswoman Karen Tessier says the convention brings a new industry to western North Carolina.
"Asheville has quite a reputation for art, design, technology, and science. There are several hundred scientists working here. We already have some other gaming companies locating here, which we're quite excited about."
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Asheville helped develop the climate change simulator. Game developers at the conference will discuss continuing their work with government scientists for new games.