Six to Start's Smokescreen wins at SXSW

Six to Start's Smokescreen wins at SXSW
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

March 18th 2010 at 6:21PM

Social network parody scoops South By Southwest gong for Best Game

Developer Six to Start's Smokescreen has won the 'Best Game' award at the recent 13th SXSW Interactive Awards. The Channel 4 commissioned episodic web game is a parody of social networks conceived to teach teenagers about online safety.

“We wanted to help teens learn about data issues through play, while exploring big ideas such as privacy and surveillance, Orwell and CCTV. The response to Smokescreen has been fantastic," Alice Taylor, commissioning editor at Channel 4 Education, which continues to prove that educational games can also be innovative, entertaining and original.

"Because our game puts players in a simulation situation, we can give them an experience that is both powerful and immersive, and that has lasting impact."

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