Serious Game Classification

Food Import Folly Persuasive Games LLC (U.S.A.), The New York Times Company (U.S.A.), 2007  

Informations Analyses Discussion





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting
  • Informative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Humanitarian & Caritative


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 8-11
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Food Import Folly In this educational newsgame presented in the editorial section of the New York Times, players assume the role of a US Food & Drug Administrator, tasked with inspecting food imports as they enter the United States.

Shipments arrive by ship at several designated points on a map of the United States. Click on them to inspect them; the player has two inspectors at their disposal. Each inspection takes a few seconds to complete, all while more shipments are arriving. Not inspecting a package leads to an alert; the player can assign an inspector to investigate the alert. Three active alerts ends the game.

The game has ten levels based on years; the goal of each level is to inspect a number of goods based on how many were shipped in real life that year, starting at 2 million (1997) and ending with 9 million (2006). Each inspected package contains 100,000 units. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash)