McGonigal (who was named a 2006 Young Innovator by MIT) says the game is relatively straightforward but might require some instruction for newbies. (A video clip on the main "Superstruct" page should help many players get started.) The idea, says McGonigal, is to forecast what problems the world might be facing in ten years and tap into the global connectedness of gamers to consider possible scenarios and solutions. But she really wants player to make it personal and envision THEIR situation in 2019. Unlike other MMOs "Superstruct" doesn't have a traditional 3-D environment. Instead, it spans the Web itself with various sites, blogs and groups. It even has a different acronym: MMFG (massively multiplayer forecasting game).
I've talked with McGonigal on several occasions and she is truly a pioneer in the games space. Worth checking out but don't procrastinate -- it's only live for six weeks. A report on the "Superstruct" project from the Institute for the Future is expected in the spring.
Until next time (hopefully before 2019), stay connected!