fibber

Fibber

Release Date: 2012

Developer: Seek Change

Election 2012: Guess whether it's fact or fib, and try not to lose your shirt!

TOTAL SCORE (PLAYERS):

4.1

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Fibber is a Game About Political Deception¬†a political “strip guessing” game where players try to determine whether the candidates for the American presidential election of 2012 are telling facts or fiction. The goal of the game is to raise self-awareness and personal fact checking in a world inundated with misleading political ads, social media, and personal bias.

Fibber was created by Seek Change, an organization dedicated to using technology to advance self-empowerment and personal well-being.

In Fibber, players are asked to determine whether a series of statements from current American President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are true or false. The statements are pulled from various news sources, campaign speeches, documents, and public appearances. Whenever a player correctly finds a lie, which is backed up by actual evidence, an article of clothing from the liar is removed. Of course, if you incorrectly guess, the game asks you to remove an article of your clothing!

While the game serves as an interesting window into the amount of possible deceit in the public discussion brought upon by our leadership, the game also reveals a player’s personal bias to what they perceive is “the truth”. By analyzing how players respond and showing them what statements they incorrectly guessed and why, those engaged in playing Fibber can better understand how they perceive statements from those in power. This in turn will allow them to better analyze how and why they perceive statements as true or false. The information gathered by the game is then shared via social media to further promote fact checking, thus allowing the game to not only expose falsity, but correct it as well.

Recognition: Games for Change Awards 2012 Nominee

Press:
Beth Kanter

Contact:
theo@seekchange.org

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  1. 7
    withaml
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    I lost my shirt and panties…darn. At first, I thought I was choosing whether or not the "character" said those words, not if those words were true. That misled me for the first couple questions. I really enjoyed watching the clothes come off the characters. I wanted to hear the star spangled banner when I was right!

  2. 4
    tbaby
    Total Game Reviews: 2

    It not a good game unless you have a really good understanding of American politics and keep up with them everyday.

  3. 5
    passingcars
    Total Game Reviews: 2

    A cool idea, but I was confused at first. I thought that I had to guess whether or not the candidates actually said those statements. Anyways, nice concept but could use better music and clearer instructions.

  4. 1
    Clay Ewing
    Game Developer | Total Game Reviews: 1

    The ratio of fib to truth seemed out of whack. I came away from the game believing the designers support Obama. That’s fine if that’s what the game is supposed to be about, but then it seems more like propaganda than anything else. The quiz mechanic could definitely be tweaked to provide something a bit more playful. If it’s strip poker, maybe have everyone sitting around a table. Maybe I’m dealt hands of fibs and truths and I try to pass them off to the other politicians and pundits.

  5. 5
    Razoona Bieber
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    FIRST TIME TO PLAY IT

  6. 5
    Tom Mowbray
    Total Game Reviews: 30

    The "strip the politician" game concept is great fun. I follow politics, so I would probably enjoy this game. However, I was unable to get the game to work on: Android tablet, Firefox V17, and Internet Explorer 8. On all browsers, I got stuck on the first quiz screen, no text displayed for the quotation. No action after pressing either button.

  7. 5
    Shorianmei
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    Whenever I would start the game, Obama’s speech bubble was left blank, and any button I pressed did nothing.
    It is because the campaign ended that there is no more content?

    I would love to play this game! Thanks!

  8. 0
    RedGoldandGreen
    Total Game Reviews: 2

    The game doesn’t work for me. I tried both Firefox and IE. When the game comes up with the first speech bubble, nothing is in the bubble. It’s just blank. I can still click "truth" or "fib", but the game is frozen after I do.

  9. 4
    brassie
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    This game was bit entertaining at first, but it’s not the greatest game ever. It’s not fun to play more than once.

  10. 5
    CassCass
    Total Game Reviews: 2

    This really isn’t the greatest game but it does make you aware of how much the peoples lie. I think its kinda weird that your shoes are the last things on also. I think that if you play this game you might be more aware of what is true and what is false when people tell you facts.

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