DCN Global designed another thematic series of events titled “Serious Games Against Disinformation” to highlight the importance of the game industry focusing on social issues. Through our partners and experts from all over the globe, we discussed different approaches towards the games in various geographies, as well as looking at case studies of certain games which promote digital and media literacy.
A work in progress project of a serious game on journalism and disinformation based on a blockchain platform is presented and discussed. The title of the project is “UNtrust Us”, and it is an alternate reality roleplaying game (ARG) on the Ardor and Twitter platforms. The additional Belarusian ‘extension pack’ invites the participants to distinguish ‘fake’ from ‘true news’ about Belarus. The presenters are inviting feedback from the audience to bring the game into life.
-Alesha Serada, PhD student at the University of Vaasa, Finland.
-Alexander Pfeiffer, Senior Researcher at the Center for applied game studies at Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
Nikos Panagiotou, Associate Professor, Head of DCN Global, Greece