September 19, 2006

Hats Off to Airport Securirty

by Nick Montfort · , 8:56 pm

The Arcade Wire: 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!

10 Responses to “Hats Off to Airport Securirty

  1. Ian Bogost Says:

    Thanks Nick!

    GTxA readers: Nick contributed to the game as well. Can you figure out how?

  2. josh g. Says:

    I’ll guess, either he wrote the intercom voiceovers, or came up with some of the forbidden objects. The hummus, perhaps?

  3. Ian Bogost Says:

    Nope, try again…

  4. josh g. Says:


  5. josh g. Says:

    Did he model the cowboy hat for an artist’s reference?

  6. josh g. Says:

    Did I just realize that the title of this post is a pun? Yes, perhaps I did.

  7. Walter Says:

    Would it be the newspaper article text? That stuff’s hilarious.

  8. Ian Bogost Says:

    Walter’s got it! The newspaper text is Nick’s handicraft, via n+7

  9. michael Says:

    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.

  10. josh g. Says:

    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:

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