Game Description:Revolution is a full Mod for Neverwinter Nights, where players try to foment an uprising in Colonial Williamsburg immediately before the American Revolution. Revolution was conceived and created by students in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program as a tool to teach high school students about 18th century Colonial Williamsburg. The mod has several fully realized characters and brewing situations for players to explore, and utilizes the Aurora Toolset’s extensive designed dialogue trees to engage the player in thought provoking discussion. The eight-player game has a unique viral communication feature where players can spread gossip among the non-player characters to help instigate or squelch a popular uprising against the British governor. Teachers expand on the gameplay by assigning and encouraging game-based creativity and activities, including machinima and in-character journals.