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Thursday, June 28 • 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Factitious News Game - Polling Fact from Fake

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Factitious, an engaging news game developed by the American University Game Lab’s JoLT Initiative, challenges players to detect fake stories from a set of real and fake online articles. The database-supported smartphone app was released in early July 2017 and quickly racked up impressive traffic with more than 540,000 players judging more than 5 million articles in the first 3 weeks! AU Game Lab Director Lindsay Grace will provide an inside look at how the creation of the Factitious game leveraged the talents of game designers and journalists.

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Lindsay Grace

Director, American University Game Lab
Lindsay Grace is a professor and founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. His work has been awarded by the Games for Change Festival, the Digital Diversity Network, Black Enterprise and others. He has given talks at the Game Developers Conference, SXSW, Games... Read More →
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Robert Hone

Professor, American University
Bob Hone has had award-winning careers ) as an interactive/game designer (Codie, Prix Mobius) as well as a documentary filmmaker (Peabody, Emmy awards). Currently Bob runs the Game Studio, part of American University's Game Lab, where he designs and manages collaborations with external... Read More →


Thursday June 28, 2018 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Room 105