There’s a nice little internet storm brewing up over Raid Gaza. It’s an uber-simplified real -time strategy game where you play the Israelis. As missiles curl out of Gaza, you respond by building tanks, soldiers and aircraft to blast the densely populated slums. The goal is to get as high a kill ratio as possible […]Read more "Raid Gaza Makes a Point"
There’s a new kid on the block. Meet the latest scion of the Molleindustria family, younger brother of the excellent McDonald’s Video Game and Faith Fighter. It’s Oiligarchy. Molleindustria is an Italian-based group of artists, programmers and designers who are making a habit of creating really interesting games. They describe their goal in stirring terms: […]Read more "Oiligarchy"
This isn’t the first Obama video game, nor does it convey a good editorial point. (Campaign Rush is ahead of it on that front). But it did put a smile on my face. They did turn it around fast, too – it was live yesterday. Play it now, for ten minutes, before Nintendo sues these […]Read more "Living in a Super Obama World"
I’m a late blogger on Playful. I was there on Friday, and enjoyed the event tremendously. Thanks to Toby Barnes and all the guys at Pixel-Lab for setting it up for us. Others have already written copious notes, so I will cheekily link to theirs instead of writing my own. Here’s a few things that […]Read more "Notes on Playful (With acapella Star Wars!)"
More like evening after, but here we are. Good parties are hard to wake up from. BeeBCamp happened yesterday – it was an unconference that I organized with Roo, Mark, and David Hayward from the BBC College of Journalism (internal link). The idea was simple: let’s get everyone at the BBC working on new media […]Read more "BeeBCamp – The Morning After"
A game about energy policy, made by The Economist and Chevron? This I’ve got to see. I missed this when it first came out, but yesterday I saw a full-page ad for Energyville in an old copy of Wired. I got to chatting about it with Adrian Hon. Here’s how it went . . . 11:01 AM Me: […]Read more "*Gasp* Chevron Video Game is Pro-Oil"
Well, I’m a bit disappointed. Ian Bogost just launched Campaign Rush, a flash game about the 2008 US presidential election. You pick a ticket – Democrat or Republican – and then have to manage campaign workers in that party’s war room. The phones are ringing, the e-mails are coming in, and your busy little campaign […]Read more "Campaign Rush – FAIL"