May 24, 2007

This Just In: Newsgames Hit the Big Time

by Andrew Stern · , 4:22 pm

Wow! Ian and crew at Persuasive Games (and sister blog Water Cooler Games) have landed the first of a new series of their games on the op-ed pages of the New York Times website!!

Read all about it at WCG, and check out today’s NYTimes opinion page. Their first new newsgame, Food Import Folly, apparently made within this last week, addresses the FDA’s limited ability to inspect imported food. (You need to be a registered TimesSelect reader to access the game, which I already happened to be; I think you just need to fill out a one-time registration form.)

To have newsgames published by a top-tier news outlet is a major event — making this new game genre “fully realized”, I’d say. Hearty congrats to Ian and crew for this important and very impressive achievement.