Wow. Just days after finding out that “Parachuted In” is a finalist for a Deadline Club Award, I learn that it also won a 2017 National Headliner Award.
List of games in journalism or of serious substance
This directory is a resource for people who are interested in seeing examples of game mechanics in journalism, as well as games designed to explore more “serious” issues.
Parachute Kids Game
Web Game, Unity, The Hechinger Report
An award-winning web game built with Unity to accompany a story exploring “parachute kids,” young kids who move to the US from other countries, typically China or Taiwan, with little to no supervision in order to get an American education. Do you have what it takes to get into a prestigious American university?
Gimme Props! 2016
Web Game, Slides, 2016 Election
An mobile-friendly interactive ballot measure guide for the lazy. Uses a conversational tone and quiz mechanics to help inform voters about California’s ballot measures in the 2016 election and give them direction on their positions based on how they answer.
My first attempt at an actual web game. Received a Google-AP Scholarship to build it. Play a candidate running for Congress and try and win election!
Gimme Props! 2012
Web Interactive, Quiz, 2012 Election
A collaborative project between seven graduate students at U.C. Berkeley. Interactive ballot measure guide built with pixel art, quizzes and other more fun ways to learn about the issues.
Just discovered today that a journalism game I helped create for The Hechinger Report this past summer is a finalist for a Deadline Club Award for Digital Innovation!
In 2012, I worked with a bunch of folk on Gimme Props!, a fun and lighthearted ballot measure guide. It was super fun to work on and, although coming out a few days before election day, people seemed to enjoy it (we were on the local news!). My wife, Mollie, really loved the guide and asked […]
The narrative-driven choice-based game puts the player in the shoes of a “parachute kid,” a teenager from China who arrives in the U.S. to learn English and enter an American university, all while living alone.
Enter Platform, a fast-paced card game of swaying undecided voters to join your team while attempting to steal voters away from your opponents.
Check out this article published in Junkee exploring news games, written by Koren Helbig.
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Minor, pre-graduation presentation update including leveled-up music, cross-browser support for music, and the ability to disable tutorials.
Changelog 0.3.1 MINOR FIXES Added numbers to money and overall voter support bars for more clarity BUGS AND FIXES Added Campaign Manager Portraits to Victory/Defeat Screen Fixed missing options for several challenges Fixed overlapping text and broken option for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Challenge Added missing journalist name in certain challenges Fixed missing portraits for Challenges […]