News + Games = Newsgames.
It is as simple as that.
Newsgames is a name for games put to use in the context of journalism. While Serious games name a more vague idea of games doing something “outside entertainment”, Newsgames serve the interests of journalism – in the broadest sense. From a playable political cartoon to a simulation of Osama bin Ladens death.
Newsgames will not replace classical approaches to news but they can and will enhance and augment digital journalism in the 21th century.