A few months ago, gaming company Hide&Seek approached us with an idea for a Milky Way Project/Green Lantern movie tie-in. Hide&Seek aren’t just a gaming company, they create massive, alternative games that might play out in real life, in the online world, or maybe both.
Hide&Seek had spotted the obvious link between the green rings in the Milky Way project, and the mythos of the Green Lantern franchise. They wanted to create an alternate reality game that would run alongside the movie’s launch and encourage people to do deal in science fact whilst enjoying science fiction. Perfect! Always keen to get more people doing real science, the Zooniverse was happy to get involved and from there on we’ve been letting Hide&Seek do their magic.
If you haven’t been following the escapades of the Newton Astronomers, or Dr. Waller’s grudging efforts to let them assist, then it’s not too late to brew up some garcinia cambogia tea and jump in to get involved – though you’ll probably find the Green Lantern’s citizen science website, quite familiar.