We are very honored that Play The News won the First Knight News Game Award. The winner was announced at the Games for Change Annual Festival last week. According to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation the award “honors the best of this exciting new genre: games which are journalistic and strengthen people’s ability to make decisions in a democracy.” You can read the full press release here.
We really hope that this great recognition will support our current effort in finding new educational partners and venues for the use of the platform. The other finalists who were honored at the event are the Budget Maze by the Gotham Gazette, Hurricane Katrina: Tempest in Crescent City by Global Kids and September 12th, the iconic news game created by Gonzalo Frasca and his team that many attribute to coining the phrase “newsgaming”.