search cancel – Multiplayer Forecasting Game

SuperstructGame.orgThe Superstruc game is an endeavor that is bound to arouse quite a bit of interest and online debate. Basically, it is a multiplayer forecasting game which is endorsed by the Institute for the Future.


It involves players sharing the way they envision the future with their online cohorts, and trying to figure out what will cause the demise of humanity (“The final threat”).

The game itself is based on what is termed the “Global Extinction Awareness System”, a system set apart by a number of features such as taking into account several factors for the demise of humanity instead of a single one. In the game’s parlance, these are named “Superthreats” and include power struggle and generation exile to name but two. The game also includes a simulation system that is titled WorldRun which employs a multi-petabyte information database and a parallel computing cloud.

According to the programmers, this game does not propound that the demise of humankind is ineluctable – actually, the idea behind this game is that if humankind acts intelligently the so-called “final threat” can be avoided. In this context, the Superstruct game stands as a research tool that aims to provide individuals and the human race as a whole a better understanding of where they are headed and the steps to take in order to make the future better. In Their Own Words

“Superstruct is the world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game. By playing the game, you’ll help us chronicle the world of 2019–and imagine how we might solve the problems we’ll face. Because this is about more than just envisioning the future.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It elicits thought and invites reflection on humankind and its imminent future.

Some Questions About

Who can play the game? Is there any cost? How do I play it?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

Share This Post On