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Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fluff: Somber Fun

The hurting economy is the subject of a new video game called LAYOFF. The puzzle game was created by Tiltfactor Labs and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Game Design and Development program and examines the federal bailout of financial institutions.

“The game has an unsettling feeling,” said Mary Flanagan, the director of Tiltfactor Lab, in a statement. “It is cute and fun to play, but when you realize how frightening the situation is, the game in fact functions as a very dark portent.”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:58 pm  

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