I’m Speaking at Quo Vadis in Berlin on 24th April
And looking forward to it! If you’re attending and want to hook up, do let me know.
Gaming the News by Tomas Rawlings of Auroch Digital and the GameTheNews Project.
11:00 AM — 11:45 AM, April 24 2013
Games have become ever more a mainstream form of entertainment but what about of serious commentary? GameTheNews.net is a project turning news into games that has become a global talking point following the release of their controversial title Endgame: Syria, exploring the ongoing conflict through the medium of a game. The story has been given major mainstream and games press coverage from Wired to the BBC, The Economist to Al Jazeera, Rock Paper Shotgun to Edge, from Russia Today to Yahoo News. Through the release of this game it has become a mirror to the mainstream media’s view of what games are and could be. In this session the game’s designer, Tomas Rawlings, will discuss the challenges of creating such a difficult topic into a game form in 2 weeks and assess the media storm that followed.