Channel 4 and Six to Start are going to launch a new game called â€˜Smokescreenâ€™, this is a story about online privacy, identity and trust. In this 13 part web adventure, players must uncover a mystery on a fictional social network and in doing so will learn about some of the threats and opportunities posed by other people on sites like Facebook, My Space and Bebo. Sounds interesting already to me. Game play takes the form of a cutting edge simulation of familiar internet environments, also players will be able to explore websites, social networks, receive emails, Iming friends and also playing mini games.
Channel 4 and six to Start are releasing the first of the 13 missions to a select preview audience. The backstory: A vicious new game, The Rumour Mill is causing havoc on the White Smoke social network, but Max, the siteâ€™s owner, thinks it maybe a front for something more sinister. Can you work out whoâ€™s behind it and what theyâ€™re up to?. Keep a watch outÂ for this interesting new game coming this September. Hopefully we will get some more details on this. To take part and play. Click here
Adrian Hon, Six to Start, says, â€œSmokescreen is a game about life online. Every time you hear about a teenager being hauled up at school because of their Facebook profile, or someone being conned out of their password on Twitter – that’s what Smokescreen aims to explore. And because our game puts players in a simulation situation, we can give them an experience that is far more powerful and immersive than any other media.”