Deconstructing Act 1 of Florence Mar 12, 2018 Florence is an iOS mobile game that tells the story of a young woman’s first love and subsequent heartbreak. It is also a masterclass in user interaction design — specifically, how to use interaction to establish character, control pacing, and convey layers of meaning. I’m going to try to deconstruct how this is done, and why it works so well, through the first act of the game.
A list of recent newsgames Feb 24, 2018 I’ve written previously about how games can help journalism find new ways to make people care about the news beyond the personal relevance and utility of information. I’ve been keeping an eye out for examples of newsgames ever since we started making The Uber Game in early 2017, and am really glad to see this becoming an ever-widening field with examples from both newsrooms, game studios and other places.
The links between European Central Bank officials and the private sector have come under increasing scrutiny after a meeting involving Benoît Cœuré, one of the central bank’s board members, in May. Mr Cœuré said at a private evening event that policymakers planned to accelerate their purchases of mostly government bonds in May and June. The remarks were not published on the ECB’s website until more than 12 hours later, after which the euro dropped sharply against the dollar.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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