Obama’s Unofficial Game

As detailed on GamePolitics and Ian Bogost, Debate Night is a Zuma-esq take on the ’08 American Presidential Campaign’s televised debates, allowing the player to take the role of Barack Obama. Though I’d initially thought of it as a Obama-themed Zuma knock-off, Bogost raises an interesting point:

“The game both acts as a quality piece of interactive media in support of the campaign and a subtle critique of the process itself, since the issues themselves matter less in the campaign than the way they are repositioned.” source

I hadn’t thought about it that way and it has made me reconsider it for the Innovation piece I’m writing.


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