The Serious Business of Serious Games

Aside from a brief flirtation with Pong, Jenkins never really paid much attention to games until the mid 80’s, when he first connected his son’s new Nintendo Entertainment System — and was blown away by what he saw. “Ever since I’ve been passionate about games,” he says. “I want a serious game that engages me the way Super Mario did when I hooked up that computer.” —David M. EwaltThe Serious Business of Serious Games (

Ewalt is blogging from the Serious Games Summit in Washington D.C.

I attended that conference the last two years, but didn’t attend this year, in part because I’m giving a talk at a local conference next week, and in part because I didn’t want to miss Halloween (again) with my young children.