Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

It's been ten years since the EVOKE network has gone public. Many world events have gone by in the last ten years—from the first nation to be truly obliterated by global warming (Maldives declared utterly uninhabitable, 2022) to the first nation with ubiquitous gigabit network access (Finland; wired-2016, wireless-2025). The network has had some part in almost all of them. However, there are still many challenges to come.

August 2, 2031.

[Dhaka, Bangladesh]

(Panel: Urban slums with distant gleaming skyscrapers. Mood is dark with pouring rain flooding the muddy streets. A lone man takes shelter under an umbrella.)

TXT: The monsoons. They have been known as long as time here. The yearly cycle—wet and dry—have gone on for ages. The timing was always dependable, practically a ritual. But now the rains are coming too soon. And too fast.

(Panel: Street scene. Rickshaws and cars share the road with Buriganga River in the foreground. The river is very high.)

(Panel: Government office. A data feed is on the wall showing the river levels and precipitation levels. A woman and man are talking, seated across from each other at a table. Both are staring out a window.)

MAN: I can't believe this is happening.

Our city has withstood thousands of floods.

Now our water supplies have gone down the drain, agricultural fields have been flooded, and there are people dying!

WOMAN: I know it's a tough decision, Governor.

MAN: The EVOKE network has opened itself up... but, I'm still not sure I can trust them.

One of my most trusted advisors has warned me about their leader. His past.

(Panel: advisor listening to conversation. A few words on his screen are visible... could he be Alpha?)

WOMAN: Your people need the help. You need the help.

The network has the resources to help! Evacuate where needed, superstruct on our failing infrastructure.

We don't want to end up like the Maldives, do we?

MAN: ...you make a convincing argument. But we c——it's hopeless. Send the EVOKE.

(Panel: ALPHA steps out of the shadows. Implied discussion and argument.)

[Dakar, Senegal]

(Panel: EVOKE headquarters. Alchemy receives EVOKE.)

ALCHEMY: Well, what do we have here?

[Dhaka, Bangladesh]

(Panel: EVOKE team arriving by transport boat.)

(Panel: ALPHA is seen discreetly handing an important-looking object to a government official that's obviously not the governor.)

(Panel: GOV'T OFFICIAL opens up his laptop, seen typing a message.


Your services are no longer required.)

(Panel: ALCHEMY receives message. Immense surprise... and then suspicion.)

(Panel: EVOKE team receives message.)

EUREKA: ...oh no. This can't be happening!


Mission landing page:

The EVOKE network is effectively immobilized! However, you are a citizen of Bangladesh—and your cities are flooding.

LEARN: Sometimes, even our best laid plans fall apart due to unforeseen circ***tances. Look back to the last season of EVOKE and look at your city's resilience plan. What strategies can you use to improve it if your infrastructure falls apart?

ACT: Take an action to reduce your impact on the environment.

IMAGINE: You are an EVOKE agent in Dhaka and you've been sidelined. What would you do to encourage the citizenry and what techniques would you ask them to implement themselves?

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