Newsgaming is a word we coined for describing a genre that is currently
emerging: videogames based on news events. Traditionally, videogames have
focused on fantasy rather than reality, but we believe that they can be
great tool for better understanding our world. Since newsgaming is so
new, it has to find a voice of its own. Therefore, most of our games will
be in part experimental.
How often will you publish new games?
Ideally, newsgames should be published every day in news sites. Since
game development involves many weeks of work, we cannot commit to a fixed
release schedule. However, we aim at publishing several games per year.
Do you produce commercial games?
If you are looking for professional game development, you should contact
Are your games biased?
Of course they are. We do not believe in objective journalism. We prefer
games that encourage critical thinking, even if the player disagrees with
our games’ ideas.
“September 12th” and "MADRID" connected?
Well, both are games about terror. However, they are not meant to complement
each other as a unity. They simply model different aspects of a complex
phenomenon. MADRID was quickly developed in a day as a reaction to the
horrendous attacks in Madrid on March 11th, 2004.
not a game about the 9-11 attacks?
Simply because we were not working as a group of developers when those
tragic events happened (actually, our producer was on board of a United
flight when the attacks took place). However, we created "MADRID"
as a hommage to the victims of terror, especially in Madrid, but also
in all the cities that have been targeted by terrorist acts.
Why “September 12th” does not explicitly show terrorist
Simulations are always limited in scope. We decided to focus this particular
piece on The War on Terror’s civilian casualties since it is a subject
that has not been treated in videogames yet. We assumed that our players
are intelligent enough to realize that any form of terrorism is always
I am interested in showcasing your games in my online news site
We do not currently syndicate our games, but we are to discuss publication
on a case-by-case basis as well as producing custom-made newsgames. Please
do contact us.
How do I contact you?