Invitation to Video Game Playtest – Meet with game developers!

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The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) and the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invite you to playtest a game called Signal, developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Signal will be playtested in both a VIDEO GAME and BOARD GAME format. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward studying conflict escalation and strategic stability of nations.  Players will take the role of their nation’s leader, each competing against the other to secure their people’s prosperity through economic, military, and diplomatic means.

Participants will get to meet the game developers and provide valuable feedback as they prepare for the game’s release later this year.  Please bring a laptop if you plan to play the video game version, along with your appetite as food & beverages will be provided.

Send your RSVP to attend or questions by email to Charlotte Carr ( with the subject “Signal Playtest”.  We look forward to playing with you!

Who: University of California, Berkeley students, staff, faculty, postdocs & alums

What:  Signal Playtest

Where:  NSSC Office, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230, Berkeley, CA 94709

When:  Thursday, August 16th, 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm

RSVP: By July 25th to Charlotte Carr (