Red Cross Offers Traces Of Hope

The Red Cross has launched a charity Alternate Reality Game called Traces Of Hope. » 10/17/08 10:00pm 10/17/08 10:00pm Set in Uganda, the game lets you use real-world internet resources like email, Facebook and search engines to help guide a sixteen year old refugee - Joseph - back to his mother. “We’ve pulled out all the stops to create an experience…

'Performative Play': Games and the 'Real World'

Ian Bogost has an interesting essay up on Gamasutra, this one on the performative aspects of video games. The beloved word of anthropologists and linguists the world over, the concept of something being 'performative' is when something has the ability to do something itself when it is thrown out in the big bad world.… » 7/05/08 4:00pm 7/05/08 4:00pm