September 19, 2006
Hats Off to Airport Securirty
As mentioned on Water Cooler Games, Ian Bogost’s Persuasive Games has just released the first in a series of newsgames called The Arcade Wire. The first installment is called Airport Security, and continues to explore Persuasive Games’ overarching theme of people standing in line. It’s pretty funny, too. Check it out!
September 19th, 2006 at 10:27 pm
GTxA readers: Nick contributed to the game as well. Can you figure out how?
September 20th, 2006 at 12:59 am
I’ll guess, either he wrote the intercom voiceovers, or came up with some of the forbidden objects. The hummus, perhaps?
September 20th, 2006 at 1:00 am
Nope, try again…
September 20th, 2006 at 1:01 am
September 20th, 2006 at 1:02 am
Did he model the cowboy hat for an artist’s reference?
September 20th, 2006 at 1:03 am
Did I just realize that the title of this post is a pun? Yes, perhaps I did.
September 20th, 2006 at 3:27 am
Would it be the newspaper article text? That stuff’s hilarious.
September 20th, 2006 at 10:39 am
Walter’s got it! The newspaper text is Nick’s handicraft, via n+7
September 20th, 2006 at 2:30 pm
On the serious games listserv there’s been a discussion of the ad players are forced to watch at the beginning of the game. A number of people have been complaining about not being able to skip the ad. Ian has pointed out that advertising revenue is the only way they can continue to build such games.
September 20th, 2006 at 7:14 pm
And to think I had just read about OULIPO a week or two ago, and totally failed to catch on. For shame!
For the curious, here’s an explanation of n+7: