Nick Heyming, who I met through his work at Growcology, is working on a kind of alternative to games like Farmville. Instead of pointless hours staring at a screen, SEEDS the Game’s goal is to get you out into your garden. It’s a mobile app that will encourage you to, according to the description on their website:
Take photos of your plants at home, filter and share your attention to your real garden.
Find neighbors to trade seeds with and share activities related to gardening and local food systems.
Get climate and map updates for weather patterns relevant to your area and garden needs.
Seed points redeem for real prizes like seeds and coupons for garden equipment.
Grow your own food and learn practices for permaculture and self-sustaining food systems at home!
If you want to support the project they’ve got an Indiegogo campaign.