Today I Die

Here’s a great little example of a game where aesthetic design and innovative game mechanics all come together to make something really special. Daniel Benmergui’s Today I Die is a poetic experience, very much a genre on its own. The experience of playing it is all the more valuable because it’s intrinsically interactive – this […]

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Raid Gaza Makes a Point

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 […]

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Campaign Rush – FAIL

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 […]

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Budget Hero

This is a perfect example of how exploring an issue through play can make great journalism. Check out the link and find out all about the US federal budget. Usually this is a fiercely complex topic, with reams and reams of spreadsheets – a general all around snore-fest. It’s one of those stories that’s important, […]

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Soul Control

Just heard about a really intreresting project coming out of South London. It’s called Soul Control, and it’s about gangs and knife crime in the UK. Video just posted on YouTube: Another example of games tackling important current affairs issues.

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Remember Channel 4?

Channel 4 announced they were spending a whole pile of cash on interactive education a while back. The first fruits of that are ripe; you can go try Bow Street Runner, a history adventure game. It’s classic adventure game in style – that is, more interactive film than the sort of game we’re used to […]

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