On two separate occasions our news games were drawn into the event we had represented, when the real-life characters began paying attention to them. How weird.
First case: a game we published with Read Write Web about Data Portability. The founder of DP, Chris Saad, who is represented by a role in the game, played it and promised not to spoil the game since he “knows the answers”.
Second case: our recent game about BoingBoing and Violet Blue was posted and hosted by Violet Blue on her blog, open to comments by her audience.
Will we see future feedback loops? Say Obama looking at our community predictions/opinions for his prospective VP?