New Scientist looks at some examples of video games that are editorial games too – in particular Burger Tycoon and Escape from Woomera – and asks how the design and principles behind these games might best be used in journalism.
Video games do not offer a panacea for news organisations. But they offer a truly new way for journalism to contribute to civic life by amplifying the how instead of the who. Video games offer models of how the world works and how it might be improved, rather than skin-deep stories about what ails it. That’s why the best journalism of the future might not be read, but played.
We’ll be discussing journalism and gaming at the next news:rewired event on 16 December. For more information visit the news:rewired website.