by Ching-Fu Lan
"On the Ground Reporter: Darfur is a news game that uses real world images and video footage in gameplay to engage players to learn about conflicts in Darfur. At the beginning of this game, the reporter, who is in the Netherlands, receives a phone call from the fictitious Studio Radio Darfur in London about an urgent reporting assignment in Darfur. After being briefed on the task, the reporter is sent to west Sudan and starts the reporting adventure in four areas. In each location or village, the reporter can walk around, interview people, and gather artifacts that may be useful for news stories. Once the player collects all the designated pieces of information, a news story about the situation in the area is published before the player moves on to next village."