Bogost: Fewer Political Games Than Expected

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.

But this year seems to boast less interest in election games… This year we have the rehashed White House Joust 2008 and a game about Chimps beating each other up.

In Bogost’s view, online social networks and YouTube have surpassed game tech as a means to connect candidates and supporters.

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