Bogost on Newsgames

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"The online news media require a new form of game, one that draws from the accessibility of arcade games and the capability of videogames to present an editorial opinion," writes Digital Media Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor Ian Bogost.

"Ian Bogost is currently developing a "tool for generating newsgames on the fly, making it viable to create a videogame about a breaking event." He describes the project as an extension of editorial cartooning. "For over a century," he wrote, "editorial cartoons drew attention to issues of local importance and generated a sense of regional pride...they've always served a pivotal role in maintaining product loyalty and funneling readers toward the rest of the paper.""

Read full posts about Bogost and his Newsgames project on Editors Weblog and PBS' Idea Lab

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Digital Media, Ian Bogost, Idea Lab, liberal arts, Newsgames
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