I have been researching newsgames for the last 8 months with a view to making my own newsgame project, a multiplayer wordgame I’m working on with an online media partner, the best it can possibly be. The first thing I discovered is that there is a fundamental mismatch in the way news and games are [...]
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Bobby Schweizer is a researcher for Georgia Tech’s Newsgames Project, which is currently developing a newsgame authoring tool for local newsrooms, codenamed The Cartoonist, in conjunction with the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Knight Foundation. Schweizer is also the co-author of Newsgames: Journalism at Play with Dr. Ian Bogost and Simon Ferrari. I chatted to Bobby about [...]
Update: I expanded on this post for an article published on Memburn. Read it here. A recent discussion about gaming in our media innovation class branched off into separate arguments about gaming as a storytelling medium, and using techniques found in gaming to foster engagement with other media. A start-up called Badgeville is doing interesting experiments [...]