Persuasive Games founder Ian Bogost has announced that The New York Times will be publishing the studio's "newsgames," which intersect games with political cartoons, to the paper's online op-ed page as editorial content, starting with its FDA themed Food Import Folly
AddictingGames and Shockwave have previously published the studio's newsgames, including Airport Security, Oil God, Bacteria Salad
, and Xtreme Xmas Shopping
, but, as Bogost points out
in his blog, the New York Times deal will be the first time the games reach a general versus gamer audience.
Bogost has said that Food Import Folly
which is about "the experience of extremely limited FDA inspection on food imports," was developed in just a week's time to remain topical.
To play the games, users must be a paid New York Times 'TimesSelect' subscriber as with all of the paper's editorial content. More information on the game and Persuasive's other newsgames can be found at its website