The Westport Independent is a interesting forthcoming videogame about, well, not so much outright censorship so much as more subtle information warfare in the Russia Today (RT) style…

“As editor, your job is to control the flow of news, affecting readers’ opinions of the autocratic Loyalist government and the rebel forces opposing it. As articles come in — with hundreds included in the game, their appearance randomised for each play through — you’ll select the headlines most likely to pacify the population. You can’t lie, not exactly, but there’s a lot you can do by not telling the whole truth, or only presenting one side of the story.”

Could be an interesting classroom ‘serious game’, for media studies ethics classes. Due on Steam later in 2015…