Donkey John and the role of simulation games in Australian politics

Thanks to Vicki Smith who sent me this link – an interesting story about a simulation game that has been developed, based on the 1980s video game called Donkey Kong! Very topical given the recent elections in Australia – the simulation explores the relationship between Australia and East Timor, drawing attention to the Howard Government’s stance on the oil fields “shared” with East Timor.
Tama Leaver’s blog includes an interview with Joe Bougton-dent, the originator of Donkey John, detailing the origins of the political simulation, its inspiration, and the Joe’s take on the role of political simulation games in Australia.

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  1. Man dad! Your blog is so big! You should put a special shout out to your kids on it every now and again. Love you heaps! xxoo -Madeline.

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