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Building a game based news site

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4z7fbc
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Instead news articles there is a game mechanic

It is like you see an online chess.

You see players, board, movements.

Everything is connected together as a "game system".

We can see the news on the same way, but ...

How do you build the board or map ?
What the "players" must do to win the "game" ?

How do you translate the real world and the news into a working game ?

That is the big problem that I want to solve.

mulletsquirrel
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It sounds like you are making

It sounds like you are making a game for a high school Current Events course.

"Search the web for news stories pertaining to X topic."

The hard part about making it a game is that the "results" of actions are usually played out immediately. For example, the following article title: "America bombs ISIS threat, and 30 buildings are destroyed". There isn't really much action there for a "player" since the actions/results have already taken place...

Nooteboom
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Is this what you mean?

I think everybody here is a little confused about what you are actually attempting to achieve.

I feel like most people have interpreted your topic as either being a real life tabletop game that people play which is based on a news site, or they think that it is a news website that people can interact with and somehow play as a game.

Correct me if I am also interpreting your idea wrong, but are you attempting to create a News Website that delivers real world events in a unique visual format instead of the traditional article format? That unique visual format would in the context of a game, for example something like a area control game/map, but with live updating events and automatic "player moves" based on what is happening in the real world. This system would also be accompanied by some sort of gamification (e.g. a scoring system to see who is "winning"). Is this assesmtent of your idea correct?

4z7fbc
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News Website that delivers real world events in a game format

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but are you attempting to create a News Website that delivers real world events in a unique visual format instead of the traditional article format? That unique visual format would in the context of a game, for example something like a area control game/map, but with live updating events and automatic "player moves" based on what is happening in the real world
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Yes, this is true, that is what I want to accomplish.

This is not a game you download and play with.
It is the way you see the real world.

The problem is designing a suitable mechanic ( context ) for the world events.

We need to watch a real game not just a static content site.

What is the logic behind the news ? what drives or moves the world ?

Not what you see like shootings or crime or banking crisis but the principles behind everything.

The events are parts of a system, how the system works ?

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Why ISIS is more extreme then al qaeda ?

Why there is a central bank ?

Why do we see more and more inequality ?

Why ISIS and other militant UNITE against the west ?

What happened to the moral values ?

What is a moral compass ?

What exactly is a direction ?

There is a political map

These are academic or philosophy issues but there is another way.

We can see that the news are based on some basic principles.

POWER and ORIENTATION.
position
compass
values
target
movement
direction
map
action

Mechanics
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unity - union
central position
top position
inter position - international

move or remove from power
move into action

move above the law -> out of the game
find the right action --> compass > values
changing the value system
remove others from action
guide to the right action

So, we transform the news into a system, not just reading about politics or corruption or the stock exchange.

The news become just a single moves/changes on the big structure.

player moves to action.
player install new value.
player get closer to power.
player direct other player to action.
player change his position in relation to other players.

This is how you transform the news into a game.

First is to find the right context - power and orientation.

// REPLACING THE NEWS SITE WITH A GAME //

4z7fbc
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Why the world is like a real-life game of global domination

http://www.theguardian.com/business/commentisfree/2014/dec/07/world-real...

Paul Mason
The Guardian, Sunday 7 December 2014 20.00 GMT

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This is a game reality in a real world.

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