Professor, author and game designer Ian Bogost has expressed surprise over the paucity of politically-themed games in this presidential election year.
Blogging at Water Cooler Games, Bogost writes:
During the height of the 2004 election… I remember making a prediction in a press interview. In 2008, I divined, every major candidate will have their own PlayStation 3 game.
I was very wrong about that.
In Bogost’s view, online social networks and YouTube have surpassed game tech as a means to connect candidates and supporters.