I’ve talked many times about newsgames as a tremendous media newspapers have for storytelling and an incredible way of engaging people putting them in the story.
Bobby Schweizer, speaker at the World Editors Forum last week, and co-author of «Newsgames: Journalism at Play», in the interview carried out by Sarah Marshall, among others, explains how video games can be used to do journalism.
Newsgames give the reader the context and explain the why and the how of the story.
With gaming spreading among all ages and gender there are no barriers to the adoption by people but resistance to innovation by those who will soon be follower and not leaders. As Gerd Leonhard said recently: engage or became irrelevant. Now you know.
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