How an American journalist is attempting to tell the story of Syria’s conflict through an online adventure game.
This article titled “1,000 Days of Syria – turning war journalism into a game” was written by Simon Parkin, for theguardian.com on Thursday 22nd May 2014 09.27 UTC
The sound of a gunshot rattled against the back of Mitch Swenson’s teeth as he sprinted across a Turkish field. If the guards had fired to scare rather than wound, the warning had its intended effect.
Swenson, a 26-year-old in his final year of a creative non-fiction course at Columbia University, was utterly terrified. As he and his three accomplices pressed through a tight hole in the fence, stepping into an unexpectedly peaceful Syrian pomegranate orchard, the relief was palpable, even if it was short-lived.