You Can Play a Game Inside a New York Times Article

By Daniel Scocco

If you haven’t seen this New York Times article, well, you should! It’s titled Just One More Game… Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’, and the cool thing is that it actually has a mini-game inside the article.

Not an insulated mini-game inside a frame, it’s one that uses the whole page and you can actually blow stuff from the layout. It’s a very interesting and innovative experience, so go check it out if you haven’t already.

Apparently that game is not new, though, and it’s called Kick Ass. If I am not wrong it’s using JavaScript to do all that, but the creators sure thought out of the box!

The NY Times article is about those simple games and how they affect our lives. Here’s a quote:

And so a tradition was born: a tradition I am going to call (half descriptively, half out of revenge for all the hours I’ve lost to them) “stupid games.” In the nearly 30 years since Tetris’s invention – and especially over the last five, with the rise of smartphones – Tetris and its offspring (Angry Birds, Bejeweled, Fruit Ninja, etc.) have colonized our pockets and our brains and shifted the entire economic model of the video-game industry. Today we are living, for better and worse, in a world of stupid games.

If you are still reading this, well, I am guessing you are one of the last ones. The others are probably blowing everything up on the NY Times page…



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5 Responses to “You Can Play a Game Inside a New York Times Article”

  • Usman

    Well that sounds great, I guess integrating a game in an article is an interactive way to engage users and prevent boredom. I think daily blog tips should also do such stuff in order to make learning more interactive and fun

  • jorge jacobo

    I tried hitting the logo he he .

    This was fun!

  • Janmejaya

    Yes its good for playing an game in a Article. Also mostly this type topics mostly getting popularity. I mostly like this type of Articles. Thanks Daniel for posting an valuable topic.

  • Nick

    Smart of them to include a fun mini-game within. I’m not sure how I’d like it if that became a more common thing but clever nonetheless.

  • Michelle

    This was awesome! I how many people who went to the page actually read the article on it. That is an incredible clever idea!

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