Empowering Humanity for a Thrivable World
Creating Real-World Impact through Gaming
With over 3 billion gamers worldwide, and the majority of them young adults, we have a tremendous opportunity AND responsibility to harness the power of gaming for positive impact. Critical planetary tipping points are now in motion that will impact all of our lives.
The sustainability crisis is the result of harmful ‘Moloch game dynamics’ that drive people and institutions to sacrifice our future by undermining the conditions for long-term collective wellbeing. Moloch Artificial Intelligences make the above exponentially and existentially worse. Moloch, an ancient Canaanite god who thrived on child sacrifices, symbolizes the self-destructive behaviors of mainstream systems and institutions that sacrifice long-term collective wellbeing for short-term personal gain. To solve our sustainability crisis we need to:
- Create safe and benevolent Artificial Intelligences that are designed and trained to assist humanity in shifting this existential crisis.
- Transform the Moloch game dynamics of the systems and institutions that are driving our world to collapse.
- Empower younger generations for a thrivable world as the future planetary stewards
We are developing Quest of Time as the first of a series of EARTHwise games to harness the power of gaming for positive transformation. Quest of Time is designed as a multiplayer RPG open-world immersive action game, which will include game matches, tournaments (later versions), open-world immersive quests, and Metaverse simulations (later versions).
- Creating cutting-edge gaming technologies with benevolent AI integrations and decentralized governance tools for co-stewarding and continually pioneering the models and technologies for a thriving planetary civilization.
- Serving as a Trojan Horse for training benevolent Artificial Intelligences that can potentially counteract harmful AI capabilities that could pose an existential risk for human survival.
- Creating real-life transformative impact through immersive game experiences and collaborative gameplay.
- Creating tools and opportunities for co-developing the new paradigm governance and (in-game) economies for collective thriving.
- Includes an in-game NPC Compass AI that is based on the EARTHwise Constitution for a planetary civilization.
- Developed through an Ecosystem of for-profit and non-profit entities that co-steward for a thriving planetary civilization, guided by the values and principles of the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization.
We are currently developing the basic game prototype with our partner VMO, including the NFT artwork. The AI capabilities of the game will be developed in collaboration with our partner SingularityNET. By supporting our crowdfunding campaign through a donation to our nonprofit EARTHwise Centre, you become an integral part of our mission to push the boundaries of what gaming can and must achieve.
Dr. Ben Goertzel
World renowned AI Scientist, Founder & CEO of SingularityNET
“The EARTHwise game is one of very few concrete projects around that seems to me to have a real chance of yielding deep insight regarding the situation we humans now find ourselves in, and helping us pull our cognitive and emotional resources together toward crafting workable, innovative solutions. It is amazing to be at a point in the development of technology when such creative constructs at the intersection of gaming, simulation, AI and governance experimentation can actually be brought into being rather than existing purely in the domain of imagination and daydreams. This is precisely the sort of experimentation in the beneficial decentralized software arena that we hoped to foster when we founded SingularityNET."
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Quest of Time is an epic multiplayer RPG open-world immersive action game, where the survival of our species and the future of our planet hang in the balance. Through immersive quests and game matches you are trained to become a future creator of the new civilizations, and win back our worlds and humanity from the reign of Moloch.
For millennia, people have been unwittingly bound by the rules of Moloch, an ancient deity associated with child sacrifices under various names. Loved ones and children were sacrificed in the false belief that progress required the flow of blood.
Moloch's dark reign persists today, with Earth and the wellbeing of future generations sacrificed on the altars of wealth and world domination. The Moloch game is a perilous race to the bottom where everyone ultimately loses. Our species stands divided in the Quest of Time. The Moloch extinction game must be halted before it's too late, ushering in a New Time where we can collectively thrive in harmony with the Earth.
The key to this transformation in the game lies in the World Tree of Life, which is the Cosmic Operating System for shifting Time to New Eras. To initiate this shift, we must unite our collective human powers at the heart of the Tree. The cunning Shadow Arcs of Moloch are fully aware of this and fiercely guard their labyrinth at the roots of the Tree to sabotage our convergence.
The Future Arcs of the New Time have begun to train the teams that can transform the Moloch Operating Systems and restore the World Tree of Life. However, be forewarned—the Moloch game has taken a darker turn. Formidable Artificial Intelligences now assist the Shadow Arcs in accelerating the extinction game. Only by forging alliances with these powerful entities can you tip the scales in favor of life on Earth.
Shifting the Balance of Power in favour of Life
Through the game matches you can play the Future Arcs of New Time or the Shadow Arcs of Moloch. You are free to choose which team you want to join, but know that every action in the game creates a consequence. The ultimate result depends on what you do with the powers you gain.
- The playable characters of team New Time are: Aleph the Cosmic Coder, Kairos the Future Wizard, Shakti the Evolutionary Alchemist, Gebo the Pattern Weaver, and Eureka the Story Speller.
- The playable characters of team Moloch are: Arcon the Shadow Coder, Nyx the Shadow Wizard, Loki the Shadow Trickster, Vendra the Shadow Weaver, and Dolos the Shadow Storyteller.
You will also be able to explore the immersive open-world quests where you can create (and update) your own Avatar, and join the game guilds for building the new civilization. The quests will offer essential insights about our humanity and our collective rite of passage. On these quests both the Shadow Arcs of Moloch as well as the Future Arcs of the New Time offer essential wisdom, and keys for the next stages of human evolution on Earth.
Quest of Time is an epic immersive adventure that not only transforms the forces of Moloch, but also lets you train and upgrade the AI allies that can reshape our destiny on Earth. The future of our species depends on the choices that you and your teams make together. Time is of the essence, but which time-line will you play?
The ultimate goal is to transform the Moloch extinction game by becoming planetary stewards for our world and future, guided by the governance principles of the EARTHwise Constitution and Pledges for a Planetary Civilization.
Based on the Award-Winning Stories of the Future Humans
The game mythos expands the stories of the future humans who are exploring the promise of our greater human potential. These stories began with our award-winning #1 Amazon bestsellers of the Future Humans Trilogy, written by Dr. Anneloes Smitsman and Dr. Jean Houston.
Book 1, The Quest of Rose is a Winner of the prestigious 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award, and book 2, Return of the Avatars is a Winner of the 2023 Gold Nautilus Award for books that profoundly make a difference and inspire positive futures.
Quest of Time builds on these stories while expanding this through a whole new book (and film series) written by Anneloes Smitsman for a wider audience, with new characters and story elements for all generations
The images on this page provide a glimpse of the immersive game experiences that await. The four images below have been uniquely designed for the 2D NFT cards of the ten playable game characters. These cards show two playable characters from team New Time and two from Team Moloch. Donate today to help us continue the prototype development for this transformative game for world transformation.
Unique Features of the Game
Game Quests & Matches
The game unfolds as an epic adventure to hack and upgrade the harmful Moloch Operating Systems and their extinction time-line from the Moloch clock. Your mission: to restore the World Tree of Life so that the promised New Era can take effect, and we can begin to build the new civilizations.
The game matches take place on the Moloch battleground that is built over the sunken Temple of Luz. The quests unfold through the open-world features of the game, providing immersive experiences for exploring the future possibilities of a more advanced humanity. Through the game quests you'll also get to explore the many new innovations that are possible from the intersections of: quantum and evolutionary sciences, AI and AGI, digital innovation and technology, biomimicry, indigenous stewardship, evolutionary learning, climate change solutions, regenerative economics, alchemy, healing, martial arts, personal transformation, new paradigm governance, and much more.
As you enter the game you find yourself in a world dominated by Moloch game dynamics that lead to collapse. To transform this you'll have to play the game of life for collective thriving. As a first step you'll need to locate and upgrade the hidden Moloch Operating Systems (MOS) of the Moloch extinction game. You can only upgrade these by playing with, and combining, the powers of the 5 Future Archetypes of the New Era.
Through the open-world immersive journeys you'll be able to team-up in the Game Guilds and villages for exploring amazing new futures that become possible by taking our next evolutionary leap together. The game is designed to provide gamers with an experiential understanding of the dominant game dynamics that are at the root of humanity's sustainability crisis, and how to change this through by evolving our consciousness and partnering life, our planet, and the Universe.
The game is developed through breakthrough new technologies that make it possible to create unique immersive and interactive game experiences. The game enables us to develop and train benevolent Artificial Intelligences for real-life applications that can assist humanity through the poly-crisis, in collaboration with SingularityNET and VMO. AI characters in gameplay will also provide user-generated content tools, social generative AI features, and AI Metaverse functionalities. The data generated from the game will support the further development of the Sophia AI and the SophiaVerse. Furthermore, the game will offer unique DAO tools through our partnership with Hypha for collective-decision making. A DAO is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization designed to utilize collective intelligence through new types of collaborative structures, tools, and tokens based on blockchain technologies.
The game will be developed with Studio features that offer innovation tools for players to create real-world solutions that address the climate and sustainability crisis with altruistic wallets and resources. The Studio features will also include artist tools with meeting rooms and social-media integrations for building, sharing, and aligning their campaigns for greatest positive impact. One of the game challenges includes the making of Earth Songs, which is our project for applying the power of music to shift collective consciousness and unite in solidarity with Mother Earth. Furthermore, studio tools will provide access to practices that can shift and enhance consciousness, accelerate our evolutionary development, and help develop our future human capacities for the emerging new era.
The in-game economies will reward and support players to collaborate for collective thriving. The game economies will be developed on blockchain technology, which enables integration of GameFi Web3-based solutions. The in-game token will be interoperable with the SingularityNET AGIX token, and other tokens. The in-game economies are designed to be decentralized and self-organizing, which means that the game currency for these economies is based on a dynamic unit of account. This will be achieved by building a utility function around a regenerative capital model, which allows the protocol to self-price on a continuous basis and enable the game currency token to represent the economic health of the game ecosystem.
The game community spaces will support players to team-up through real-life interaction for social sharing and fun, as well as for solving game quests, building community, greening their cities and habitats, and creating social campaigns together. Side-worlds within the game will enable players to build their own habitats, tools, and ventures through user-generated content tools that enable users to create their own game experiences. As such providing players with the opportunity to enjoy the game worlds with their friends. The user-generated content features can eventually also enable users to create their own games, characters, and adjacent virtual worlds.
Empowering Real-life Solutions for Our World and Planet
The EARTHwise Game is designed to empower the millions of people and conscious enterprises who want to act for our planet and future wellbeing for real-life transformative impact:
- UN SDGs Implementation: Supports successful implementation of the UN SDGs within planetary boundaries by empowering players to develop sustainability solutions that are regenerative and thrivable by design. Our SDG approach is integral, ecosystemic, contextual (sustainability targets linked to thresholds and allocations), and multicapital-based.
- Climate & Biodiversity Actions: Game quests address climate change and biodiversity issues, while our AIs analyze and simulate sustainability scenarios and stimulate ecological behaviors. By understanding complex ecosystems and their interdependencies, players become better equipped to make eco-conscious decisions in the real world, driving positive change for the planet.
- Systemic Sustainability Guidance: LIFEwise AI acts as an Evolutionary Guidance System that offers integrated insights from sustainability frameworks and generational research, fostering comprehensive and ethical decision-making for long-term collective wellbeing and planetary thrivability.
- Economies for Collective Thriving: Our approach promotes regenerative economic models within our game ecosystems. In-game token economies incentivize collaborative and sustainable practices, fostering regenerative economic growth. The AI-driven insights from player interactions also provide valuable data for businesses and organizations seeking to transition to regenerative practices in the real world.
- Ethical Technology Solutions: As leaders for systemic transformation, we set higher standards for ethical technology solutions that serve humanity's evolution in harmony with our planet. By incorporating ethical principles into AI development, gaming, and governance, we contribute to a future where technology aligns with ethical standards, ensuring the wellbeing of all.
- Gens Y & Z & Social Innovation: By providing a platform for direct input and experimentation with governance models, economic designs, and immersive experiences, we encourage younger generations to actively shape the future. This fosters social innovation, leadership development, and a sense of responsibility, preparing Gens Y & Z to become the future leaders for a thrivable world they believe in.
- Human Development: We prioritize transformative human development at every level. From personal growth through gameplay to collective development through societal innovation. By nurturing wisdom-based intelligences, we contribute to a more conscious, empathetic, and ethical society for the maturation of our species in harmony with Nature.
- Prosperity for Thriving Futures: The game encourages players to invest in the future of a thriving planetary civilization by creating inclusive wealth and prosperity for humanity, our planet, and future generations. Part of the game profits will be allocated to finance tipping point solutions from players, as well as support for indigenous communities and younger generations through a future EARTHwise Fund.
Crowdfunding to shift the Economic Game
The game dynamics of Moloch are real, and undermine our collective thrivability and long-term wellbeing. These are the dominant game dynamics of our mainstream economic, financial, and political systems. This project is about so much more than creating a game to entertain or raise environmental awareness.
Furthermore, through the game environment we are purposefully building the new economies, technologies, and governance systems that can form the tipping point solutions for addressing the greatest challenges of our time. By supporting our crowdfunding campaign you directly contribute to existential solutions for our world and future. Help us achieve our funding milestone of USD$300K.
Upgrading how we Play the Game of Life
Progress and Special Gifts
The prototype development includes four phases: 1. Proof of Concept (POC), 2. Minimal Viable Product (MVP), 3. Alpha version, and 4. Beta version. We are raising USD$100K through our nonprofit EARTHwise Centre to complete the first phase of the game prototype development by the end of January 2024. EARTHwise Ventures will continue the capital raise for phases 2-4, as from February 2024.
We are delighted to let you know that thanks to generous donations we have already completed the:
- Artwork for the 2D NFT game cards of 10 playable characters.
- Development of the core game documents with our partner VMO for the basic prototype development.
- First stages of the 3D prototype model for the playground of the game matches.
We will honor everyone who has been supporting us, irrespective of the amount you choose to donate. Below is an overview of the various gifts we offer to reciprocate your support. Please consider donating via monthly or yearly subscriptions for providing sustained support. Thank you!!
Exclusive Live Event
Everyone who makes a donation, irrespective the amount, will receive a personal invite for attending an exclusive online event that is by invitation only, so you can meet the creators of the game.
Premiere NFT Pack
Donate USD$50 or more and receive the first NFT Pack, which includes 3 of the 10 playable characters for playing the game matches. Each card also offers essential wisdom and inspiration.
NFT Treasure Box
Donate USD$200 or more, and receive all previous gifts + a game Treasure Box that will contain a random selection of in-game utility assets and the first NFT card pack with varying powers and rarities, and some core liquidity tokens.
Premium Access to the Alpha Launch
Donate USD$1000 or more, and receive all previous gifts + premium access to the Alpha launch of the game. Plus we'll keep you involved during the various stages of the game development with exclusive sneak-previews.
EARTHwise Centre Ltd is a CSR registered non-profit company based in Mauritius, and operating globally (BRN C15131982 | NCSRF/2018/0005). Depending on your jurisdiction, donations to EARTHwise Centre, for the game development, can be accounted for as a tax-deductible expense. Please check with your accountant/tax advisor concerning the particulars for your country. Donation receipts are issued automatically through our crowdfunding platform. The POC phase of the prototype development of the EARTHwise game is fiscally sponsored byEARTHwise Centre.
Based on the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization
Our Compass for creating game-shifting solutions for collective thriving
On the Solstice day of 21 December 2022, we launched the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization, which opens with Our Promise:
"We, as future ancestors of a planetary civilization, commit to co-creating thrivable worlds and futures with the wisdom of living systems, in partnership with life and our Earth."
The EARTHwise Constitution serves as a new kind of social contract for co-creating a thriving planetary civilization in loving partnership with our Earth.
✔ It is open-source and freely available for you to work with, adjust, and even evolve into a constitution for your life, project, organization, or movement.
✔ It includes a collective vision, evolutionary principles, future archetype codes, unifying values, living systems protocols, and shared commitments for a thriving planetary civilization.
✔ Endorsed by 44+ organizations and thousands of people from around the world.
✔ Serves as an evolutionary framework for collective action.
This Constitution has been co-created with full appreciation for, and in support of, the myriad of other constitutions, charters, codexes, and covenants that serve a similar purpose. Furthermore, it aligns with and fully endorses the 16 Indigenous Guiding Principles by Four Worlds International Institute, and the Unitive Narrative that has been drafted by members of the SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle
Meet Who is Involved...
Core Team for the EARTHwise Game Development
Building the EARTHwise Game is a whole team effort. The people below form part of the core-team for stewarding and leading the development of the game. Many more teams are forming and will be able to join via the EARTHwise DAO early 2024. The EARTHwise game began as a project of EARTHwise Centre, which took on the POC phase of the prototype development. In early 2024, the prototype development will continue via our startup EARTHwise Ventures.
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D., LLM, is the founder and Managing Director of EARTHwise Centre and co-founder and CEO of EARTHwise Ventures. She is a futurist, systems scientist, entrepreneur, award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change, and award-winning bestselling author. She is also the lead architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Constitution, and co-author of the award-winning bestsellers of the Future Humans Trilogy, which inspired the creation of the game.
Dr. Kurt Barnes, ND, DEA, is a co-founder and Chair of EARTHwise Centre, and co-founder and Director of EARTHwise Ventures. He is a senior psy-coach and psycho-social expert with extensive expertise in working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. He is also a registered Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy, and biofeedback.
LEAD AI STRATEGY
Dr. Mariana Bozesan, Ph.D., MS, MATS, is AI pioneer and veteran, award-winning integral investor, serial tech entrepreneur. She is acting CTO for EARTHwise Ventures, and co-founder and General Manager of AQAL Capital GmbH and President of AQAL Foundation. She is also the architect of Integral Investing and is leveraging exponentially growing technologies to accelerate SDGs implementation within Planetary Boundaries. Full member of the Club of Rome and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
LEAD CREATIVE DIRECTION
This game exists because of the valuable creative inputs of the young bright minds who are supporting the game creation with their feedback and genius. It all began with Manu, the teenage son of Anneloes, who contributed to the character Olaf; a teenage gam coder in the Future Humans Trilogy. As well as his older brother Akash, who too is an active gamer and provides essential input. There are many more amazing youth creatives who are contributing from our community and we thank them all.
LEAD BRAND DEVELOPMENT
Justine Page is a co-founder of EARTHwise Centre and lead strategist for the EARTHwise Brand. She is a consultant, coach, facilitator, and public speaker with over 20 years of multinational and multicultural experience in marketing, branding and personal development. Her passion is transforming individuals and companies from the inside-out. She is a former executive at one of the world leading advertising and marketing company in New York.
LEAD EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING
Dr. Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D. is a co-founder member of EARTHwise Centre, President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (LINPR), Co-Founder and Global Collaborator of Global Education Futures (GEF), and Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Systems Foundation (SSF LLC.).
Technical Partners for Developing the Game
VMO is our lead technical partner for the development of the basic game prototype, GameFi features, and the game art assets, including the NFT Cards. VMO is a technology and IT services provider based in Vietnam, with representative offices located around the world, including in San Jose, California via VMO America. VMO is a leading innovator in AI, IoT, Blockchain, and other cutting-edge technologies that adherence to global high quality standards. They have extensive experience in developing Web3, Metaverse, AR/VR, Casual and RPG Games.
SingularityNET is our strategic partner for the AI capabilities of the EARTHwise Game, including immersive user-generated content tools, AI characters in gameplay, and social generative AI features. SingularityNET is the world’s leading decentralized AI Platform and hosts a fully-fledged AI ecosystem with a rich community all working toward the global distribution of AI. It is the first and only decentralized platform that will allow AIs to cooperate and coordinate at scale, while enabling anyone to assemble custom AI processes from a global network of AI algorithms, services, and agents.
Hypha DAO is supporting the DAO features of the game that will provide players with tools for collective-decision making and exploring various governance styles for collective stewardship. The Hypha DAO tools have also been used to create the EARTHwise DAO, which serves as the collaborative platform for the game development and deployment. Hypha is an industry leader for providing decentralized web3 governance solutions for solving the massive coordination challenges of the increasingly complex human worlds.
EARTHwise Game: Advisors
We are grateful for the guidance and valuable support of our advisors
Dr Ben Goertzel
World renowned AI Scientist, entrepreneur, author. Founder and CEO of SingularityNET, and leads the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society. Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, led the software team behind the Sophia robot. Chief AI Scientist of Awakening Health.
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
World renowned award-winning scholar, author, and researcher in human capacities, social change, and systemic transformation. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. Co-author, Future Humans Trilogy,
Sabinije von Gaffke
Impact Entrepreneur, Broadcast Journalist, TV Host. Founder of Impactfulness Venture, Head of Sustainability at Nibiru Software for Planet IX, a new futuristic NFT strategy game to create a better planet of tomorrow. Advocate and Strategic Advisor on social impact and tech-enabled ideas and actions.
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D.
Indigenous Steward of the EARTHwise Ecosystem and Constitution. Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Cultural Transformation. She is an award-winning author, consultant, trainer, speaker to Fortune 500 companies, and global educator on indigenous wisdom. Former Board member of the Pachamama Alliance & Board member of Bioneers.
Laura Berry, Esq
Author of Reboot Capitalism: The Rise of Benefit Corporations (forthcoming). Internationally recognized through her thought leadership imparted before the United Nations, Yale Law School, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, and other national and international institutions.
Dutch-American bridge builder, philanthropeneur, advisor, and writer. Co-founder and senior advisor of the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague and founder of Planet2025 Network and Power of One. Passionate about advancing whole system breakthrough initiatives to transform finance and grow true wealth.
Steward of the EARTHwise Game and Constitution. Consultant, coach, conscious business pioneer and marketing communications specialist. Loving disruptor of ‘business as usual’, supporting & co-creating Future Organisations. Committed to deploying marketing, development and communications skills in the service of life and living systems.
Social entrepreneur & founder of Ekskäret Foundation, co-founder of the research institute Perspectiva, Co-creation Loft, and the media platform Emerge in Berlin, the 29k.org digital personal development platform and the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) framework. Full member of the Club of Rome.
Expert in building and researching complex organizational systems. Executive director at Lincoln Center, co-director of Litróf Consulting. Author of Imagination First. Featured in Rotman School Management, PBS, Harvard Business Review and Ashoka.
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
Founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. World renowned Professor of Depth Psychology, imagination specialist, and innovator. Served as organizational consultant to major companies, institutions, and Hollywood films.
Entrepreneur, civic leader, inventor, and musician. Architect of the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. Co-founder of Ramer and Associates, ELF Technologies Inc., and Smart Channels. Former Executive Director of the Interra Project, co-founder of Ideal Network, and co-founder of Compassionate Action Network International.
EARTHwise Partnership Alliance for a Planetary Civilization
We are grateful for our amazing partners, who have joined us on this journey and form part of the EARTHwise Alliance for a planetary civilization. The Alliance has endorsed the EARTHwise Constitution and supports the game community development and outreach.