28 July 2009

Six Days in Fallujah

I just heard this on NPR this morning;

Gamers Can Experience Battle Of Fallujah

July 28, 2009

A new video game has upset the families of some Iraq war veterans. "Six Days in Fallujah" takes gamers into a simulation of the 2004 battle. The creators say this is entertainment with substance. Critics say war is not for the amusement of others.

It's a good listen: Pertinent to recent history and current events, and very relevant to the topic of game design. Go Listen!

[UPDATE] A few links to go along with my comments below about games as art:
  1. Games Design Concepts: Games and Art
  2. Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, and his TED lecture.
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