links for 2009-11-30
"No, my real point is this: interactive storytelling — even when it's not meant to be a game — still needs a game designer. It needs someone who will think about what the reader/player is supposed to do, and what that action means, and how it contributes to the story being told. " Hear, hear.
via Kottke, "With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children." – That means ONE QUARTER of American children are living in poverty.