Tag: Johnson Simulation Center

by Kathleen Hansen

As we continue to develop the “Playing the News” game, we wanted to share the inside workings of the process. Our partners at the Johnson Simulation Center submitted this report on their production process. An Overview of the JSC Production Process This is a short description of the Johnson Simulation Center’s production process; that is, […] more »

by Kathleen Hansen

As we work to create a news game that will engage readers, we are exploring what types of incentives we can use to meet the “gaming” expectations of hard-core players. We’ve decided to try embedding “mini-games” into the news game scenario. For example, a news game might create an environment where the reader is exploring […] more »

by Kathleen Hansen

For those of us working on creating “serious games,” the experience we’ve had with the “Playing the News” project might be instructive. We are working with the Johnson Simulation Center at Pine Technical College in Pine City, MN to develop a tool that will allow journalists (read, non-techies) create engaging games built from news coverage […] more »