Warco is a first person shooter game where, rather than an arsenal of guns, the player – a war correspondent – wields a camera. The aim is to document trouble-spots around the world and edit the footage into news reels. Currently in development with no release date, the game is a collaboration between Brisbane game company Defiant Development, filmmaker Robert Connolly and journalist Tony Maniaty.
Record dramatic images of war, save them in-game, then edit the results into a compelling frontline TV news story. Beam the results to global audiences on the web. No two WARCO stories will ever be alike. It’s an edge-of-seat gaming experience – and a powerful entry-level training tool for future combat reporters. WARCO is perfectly timed to take advantage of the convergence of games and movies, journalism and online communities, in a world undergoing massive social, geo-political and technological change.