Tag: playing the news

by Kathleen Hansen

After a lot of fits and starts, we are ready to deploy two different versions of the “Playing the News” prototype games. One uses a simulated environment that allows the user to visit various locations to interview stakeholders on the topic of the use of ethanol as fuel. The user plays the role of a […] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

Here is another update from our research assistant on the “Playing the News” project. The team has been exploring “mini-games” that would provide a challenge as players move through the information from the news stories. Fabio has discovered some open source flash sites that might help. “As I mentioned in my earlier post, this week […] more »

by Kathleen Hansen

Here is another report from our research assistant Fabio Berzaghi on the progress we are making on “Playing the News.” Our struggle is to come up with embedded games that do not clash with the content of the topic or issue being addressed by the news organization. One of our “test” issues is a feature-type […] more »

by Kathleen Hansen

Hi folks. Our top-flight research assistant, Fabio Berzaghi, has written a narrative of the work we’ve been doing on the “Playing the News” project. Our goal is to design a game creation tool that allows news professionals to author engaging games around ongoing news issues in a community. The intention of the tool is to […] more »