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Newsgames 2014

It was great fun to organise Europe´s First Newsgames Hackathon and i am very happy and grateful that so many great people showed up and helped to push the genre forward. You can have a look at the pictures and games and some press coverage here. We also added our Newsgames Idea Generator if you are up to doing a game on your own but run short of ideas. I will share thoughts about #Newsgameshack  here: Reporterforum at Der Spiegel in Hamburg and at the Games For Change Europe Conference in Paris. Apart from that Linda and me will be running a Newsgames Workshop the Play 14 Festival in Hamburg. Lately there were some attempts to gather Newsgames like the Newsgamesvault and the idea come up with a Newsgames Design Toolkit. Well done!

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Publishing a Newsgame

Publishing in the digital age is pretty simple. You upload a folder. And that is all. You and me and everybody we know are publishers. We all know that this leads to a situation of constant content overload and many many shrugs while people use… Read More

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Programming a Newsgame

We wanted to present you a playable game today! Obviously we are not. We were to ambitious. The rough prototype was working yesterday. But now the game has some issues. It does not work in some browsers and there is a bunch of little but… Read More

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Designing a Newsgame

The most important part of a game is its mechanic. The very best graphic design and a stunning soundtrack will not pay off if the core is flat or poorly executed. However a brilliant mechanic alone will not automatically make a fantastic game. There is… Read More