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Kabul Kaboom! Gonzalo Frasca (Uruguay), (U.S.A.), 2002 Play it Now !

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming : Gonzalo Frasca about his first newsgame 07/11/08

'I was on a plane on September 11th, 2001. A few months later, I needed to do a US coast-to-coast flight. I decided to do an experiment: writing a game about the current events (the war in Afghanistan) while flying. The result was Kabul Kaboom, a reflection on the so-called "humanitarian war", where American troops were bombing the Afghans with both food supplies and missiles. Later that night I posted the game on my blog and forgot about it. A few days later, to my surprise, it was being played by thousands of persons. It was my first newsgame.' Gonzalo Frasca