Gaming as a Political Tool
Political scientists are intrigued by these games' potential, believing that someday they could be used to model actual campaigns, policies and positions. Forward-thinking politicians might also be able to harness multiuser games to capture input from their constituents. Political gaming is also a global phenomenon, meaning that games could be used to create solutions to world problems as well as national and local ones. However, those who study games for this purpose caution that putting games to work in this manner may be decades away.
Sources: BBC, Ludology.org