Feeds

Nokia's anti-capitalist RPG heads for console

Be Swampy without leaving the sofa

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

"Conspiracy for Good", Nokia's live-action role-playing, crusty activist fantasy, may be heading for your living room - according to one of the executives involved.

Speaking at the MIPCOM games conference, Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of the Opportunity Management Company, told attendees that "we're moving on now to a television series, casual games, console games," Mobile Entertainment reports.

Conspiracy for Good is the brainchild of World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Nokia services VP Tero Ojanpero. Billed as an "augmented reality" interactive theatre event, it was written by Tim Kring, creator of the TV show Heroes. Kring told us that CFG shared the same ideas of "interactivity and global consciousness and saving the world" as his hit drama. Events took place over several weekends in London in August.

Nokia told us that talks are in progress for follow-ups, but that no deals have been signed.

Although only a handful of people took part, according to Hurst this was part of a cunning plan all along.

"We really tried to limit it. We didn't want more than 250 people, and that's what we got. It was really an exclusive ticket," he told MIPCOM.

This diverges from our recollection of the event, particularly a press release subtitled "Unique social benefit entertainment experience successfully captures public imagination". Nokia told us Hurst had underestimated the figure.

Consciousness raising at Nokia's CFG event
pic: Rachel Clarke

Hurst credits himself with inventing the term "cross platform" in 1998 [surely some mistake? - ed] as well as the phrases "social benefit storytelling" and "social benefit marketing".

Which is where Tero steps in. WEF's Young Global Leaders take the Oath promising not to engage in bribery (which is bad) or exploitation (which is bad), and promote sustainability (which is good, apparently).

Reuters' Felix Salmon has a more prosaic explanation of the Oath. The WEF hosts an annual jamboree each year at Davos in Switzerland, which is a sort of Rotary Club dinner for corporate movers and shakers - or people who want to be seen as corporate movers and shakers. He describes the Oath as a ruse to get the corporate leaders of tomorrow to stump up for the costs of hosting Davos.

"This is essentially code for 'I will continue to attend Davos even when I’m over 40 and no longer a Young Global Leader'," he notes.

It's still all a bit creepy, though. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness
How sure are you of cloud computing now?
Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum
Actually it's a nifty trick - at least you'll pay for what you get
Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'
Network throws hat into ring with Linux-powered handsets
Fifteen zero days found in hacker router comp romp
Four routers rooted in SOHOpelessly Broken challenge
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
PwC says US biz lagging in Internet of Things
Grass is greener in Asia, say the sensors
Ofcom sees RISE OF THE MACHINE-to-machine cell comms
Study spots 9% growth in IoT m2m mobile data connections
O2 vs Vodafone: Mobe firms grab for GCHQ, gov.uk security badge
No, the spooks love US best, say rival firms
Ancient pager tech SMS: It works, it's fab, but wow, get a load of that incoming SPAM
Networks' main issue: they don't know how it works, says expert
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.