By SHANE DINGMAN
Nov 28, 2013
This is part of Fort McMoney , an interactive documentary game that lets you decide the future of the Alberta oil sands, and shape the city at its centre. A frozen highway spools out ahead of you, in the distance giant factory facilities with spewing smokestacks are carved out of virgin forest.
If you have a passing familiarity with modern video games, you will recognize this structure. But while it is a game, it’s not fiction, it’s an interactive documentary about that most consequential Canadian oil town: Fort McMurray.