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Wiki Game
A game based upon the idea of quizes, where you can compete against another player(s) in order to get to the top. It could be offline mode and online mode. And when the game is loading in order to be open or to change windows, pop certain bits of information about Wikipedia, e.g., quality control, fake information control, number of users, the ideal of wikiworld, etc.
countryMéxico. México City.
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created on07:42, 2 February 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Everybody loves to play games, specially people in the search for knowledge, if it can join these ideas it can reach a lot of people.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]


In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Word of mouth, whatsapp, facebook, and youtube (if it is posible to organize competitions)

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
I think if they meet the power of wikipedia and all the information that is possible to know in here, they will stay and spread the world.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]

Nahuatl, Zapoteco, Mixteco. Original languages and audio for blind people.

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]

Online mainly

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
First of all, launch a free app to play. Secondly promote competiotion for reching points or goals. After that tournaments regional and international. It leads to youtubers that will speak about.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
There always have been games that are appealing to people that imply knowledge, as Jeopardy and similar games. The idea of launnching a free game is that people loves to compete, and if it is possible to make an online game, where you can compete against people of different countries and languages (i think in 4 options per quiz, that can be read in different languages at the same time, similar to the Clash Royale game, where you can comunicate with people that speak in other language)

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
For making this happen it is necessary to coordinate coders and translaters, and also people that creat the questions and answers based on the platform. Maybe it could be with less resources if the team inside wikipedia users is gather.

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About the idea creator[edit]

I´m Pável Pantoja, I'm a psychologist and a writer. Wikipedia is something that I always wish, because i don't like to keep my doubts, and when I want to search for something I always start in her. Wikipedia is part of my daily life.



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