[csaa-forum] Joe Boughton-dent, Donkey John, and the role of political simulation games in Australia

Tama Leaver tamaleaver at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 22:50:22 CST 2004

Hi All,

In August this year, an Australian political simulation game saw Prime
Minister John Howard hybridise with a 1980s split-screen verison of
the Donkey Kong video game and Donkey John was born. In an effort to
drawn attention to the Howard Government's ridiculous and unjust
stance on the oil fields "shared" with East Timor, social justice
campaigner Joe Boughton-dent, with the help of a few dedicated
programmers and designer, developed and launched Donkey John.   I
recently interviewed Joe, his responses detailing the origins of the
political simulation, its inspiration, and the Joe's take on the role
of political simulation games in Australia.  For anyone interested the
interview appears here:

Tama Leaver (Mr)
English, Communication and Cultural Studies (M202)
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009 Australia
Ph: +618 6488 1519 (Mon-Wed Only)
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Fax: +618 6488 1030
email: tama at cyllene.uwa.edu.au


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