This is a screenshot from “Pico´s School” an early Newsgame from 1999. I found it in Mark Nelson´s Newsgame Index that ends 2008. There have been other similar attempts to gather information about Newsgames. Mathias Poulsen set up a Tentative list of “Newsgames” – latest update: 101 days ago.
You can find the Gotham Gazette Games Archive and some Games about current Events at Games for Change and the article A Brief History of Newsgames but i have not found an overall Wiki that tries to bring all attempts to play the news together. No surprize: The Wikipedia article Newsgame is still a stub. And there is not even an entry for the beautiful french word “jeuportage” – that i learnt from Florent Maurin who runs a french Newsgame Blog for Le Monde.
Do you know of any other attempts to present some sort of archive or catalog for Newsgames? Do you think that such a thing would be useful and worth the effort? Can anyone recommend an easy and proper Wiki solution?