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… Read more Obama’s Unofficial Game
Its not a game really, nor does it portray Palin in a particularly favourable light but I thought I’d post it nonetheless. Try Palin As President here. Another Palin thing I’ve found is this Tea Party based “Palin’s Tea Bomber” game, based on her involvement with the Tea Party movement. It again seems to make… Read more Palin as President?
Okay, so it’s not actually called Super Ron Paul World. It has the much more awesome name “Ron Paul: Road to Revolution”, which doesn’t seem to rip off any existing game I can think of (a rarity in politically themed games!) The art for it is all kinds of cool, at least until the game… Read more Super Ron Paul World
I’ve been playing this: The Republia Times. It’s pretty harsh, forcing the player to run stories to support the government. How long can you last under their regime? In my first play-through my family received daily beatings for my disloyalty, and were then killed. As I said, harsh, but it’s still pretty interesting. It looks… Read more The Republia Times
I’m working on an idea for a research project. I haven’t a firm grasp on what it will be yet, only that I’d like it to involve elements of games as a medium capable of expressing a political ideology. Coming from an art background it would probably be sensible to have it be a study… Read more Research Project Idea/Plan
Following a lecture on Tuesday I and most of the MProf students now have a much clearer idea why we’ve been doing activities for the past few weeks and what we’re expected to submit come December. As such I’ve a great deal of reading to do and a blog to write. I’d best make a… Read more Non-photorealistic rendering