– Videogame about the Madrid Terrorist Attacks
Montevideo, URUGUAY – March. 13, 2004– NewsGaming.com launched
today a videogame based on the tragic terrorist attacks on the city of
The goal of this videogame is to homage the victims of the Madrid terror
attacks, as well as all the other cities that have experienced these hideous
Unlike our previous game, "September 12th", which was crafted
in over 3 months, "MADRID" was developed and published 2 days
after the events happened.
“With this project, we try to take further the idea of newsgaming:
videogames can be used as a medium for complementing the news, a 21st
century equivalent of traditional newspaper political cartoons",
stated Gonzalo Frasca, designer and producer of 'Madrid'.
"While the development of videogames can take several months and
even years, with newsgaming we are now aiming at short, simple online
games that can be crafted within a short time after the events happened”,
he concluded. Frasca works as a game developer and also as a researcher
at the Center for Computer Games Research in Copenhagen (game.itu.dk).
However, Newsgaming.com is an independent project an it is not affiliated
with this institution.
previous game was more intellectual. With 'MADRID', we tried to reach
an emotional side, which is an aspect that is generally not very present
in videogames", added Sofía Battegazzore, an artist and game
developer, who worked as Art Director in this project.
NewsGaming.com is created by an international team based in Montevideo,
Uruguay and Copenhagen, Denmark.
About NewsGaming.com – This new site showcases video games that
editorialize on current international news. Its team gathers a group of
professional game developers and artists who believe that videogames can
not only entertain but also encourage critical thinking. Periodically,
Newsgaming.com will launch online video games related to major international