Indie Game Developer Sets Out to Use Computer Games as a Form of Travel Writing - a First for the Medium

Founder of popular online gaming portal seeks to make computer games inspired by world travel, in an attempt to encourage global understanding.

Gunsan-si, Korea, South, August 03, 2010 --( Jordan Magnuson, independent game creator, founder of the popular indie gaming portal, and editor-in-chief of, today started a website to help fund an around-the-world trip to be documented in the form of short computer games.

In a project called “Game Trekking,” Magnuson will attempt to use computer games as a form of travel writing--something which has never been done before--the aim being to help spread global understanding, and increase the scope of video games as a medium.

During the course of the last year Magnuson has created a number of experimental “travel” games about his life in Korea which have garnered positive press, and spread virally via blogs and social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook. These initial creations, and their positive reception, have served as an inspiration for the larger “Game Trekking” project.

About Jordan Magnuson:
Jordan is an independent game critic and creator who has spent the last two years living in Korea teaching English to Korean middle school students. He has spent the last year making several games and “not games” which have met with varying degrees of critical success. One of his recent games, “Country Connect!” was awarded “Best Educational/Reference Application” for the netbook by Intel, as well as a cash prize over $10,000.

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