January 26, 2009
Where's My Virtual Baghdad?
This is fun: I was a guest on the IFC Media Project mini-series. The episode I was in (about the future of news, natch) aired back in December, but sadly, no one cared about the series enough to pirate it.
But, I just got a DVD from Honest Engine, the production company behind the show, so here’s a clip:
The vision is a bit facile, I know — what makes the elf-and-orc games successful isn’t their 3D-ness, really, but their intricately engineered systems of rewards. Even so, I will simultaneously a) admit that I don’t really know how this kind of news product would work, and b) maintain that I really, really want it.
But hey, how about that color and background treatment? I am talking to you from inside an orb of pure thought!