Newsgames are stories where readers become players in a simulated world. Brazilian game developer Fred di Giacomo uses this format to immerse youth in some of the biggest and most sensitive issues of the day, including sex education and drug crime.
Some key considerations when producing a newsgame:
- Is the story best told through a newsgame or some other format?
- Will the experience of a newsgame facilitate understanding of the information?
- Does the game inform and entertain? Both are required.