Press Association Newsgames 2009 George Jones, Mark Streatfield, Andy Jackson, and Julian Kücklich
Overview <ul><li>The framework game is a race between Brown, Cameron, and Clegg </li></ul><ul><li>The race consists of a series of mini-games </li></ul><ul><li>Players can choose either of the three characters when they play </li></ul><ul><li>Their score is added to the other scores of this character </li></ul><ul><li>The cumulative score of all players thus determines the position of the character in the race </li></ul><ul><li>Players can either play anonymously or create a profile </li></ul>START FINISH
Example: Meet Obama <ul><li>Merkel, Brown and Sarkozy compete for the first meeting with Obama </li></ul>
Example: Unemployment figures <ul><li>Similar to the mobile game Snake , the player controls a digit-snake that keeps growing longer. The player has to avoid big lay-offs (e.g. Woolworths) to keep the snake from becoming too long </li></ul>3,789,456,12 3 7 9,45 6 , 1 2 8 Score: 282 Level: 1
Example: Balance the Budget <ul><li>The player’s task is to balance the budget. While expenses keep rising, the player must counter-balance them with taxes. But he has to make sure to keep the voters happy as well … </li></ul>Tax Income Expenses Iraq War PM Hol’s VAT Tax Rise Council Tax Tax Instruments Voters
Example: G-20 musical chairs <ul><li>Brown hosts the G-20 meeting in London. But it’s a difficult balancing act: everybody wants to close as possible to Obama, and some politicians simply can’t stand each other … </li></ul><ul><li>Parameters: vicinity to Obama, mutual like/dislike </li></ul>G-20 Round Table Je t’aime, Angela Get lost, Sarko!
Example: Election date bingo <ul><li>The ideal date for the elections (as determined by George) is in the bull’s eye of the target. The player has to judge the right angle and wind speed (i.e. political climate) to hit the right election date. When the arrow hits the target, a little pop-up explains why it’s the right/wrong date </li></ul>
Example: Gordon’s Holidays <ul><li>It’s summertime and it’s time to pick Gordon’s, David’s and Nick’s holiday spots. But the weather isn’t stable and the Euro/pound rate keeps changing. So it’s difficult to choose the right moment to put down one’s sun umbrella. And what will the voters think? </li></ul>£ € Voters