Providing kids with the toolset they need to recognize fake news articles. We aim to increase digital literacy through play.
Zer is a role playing game, where the user plays the role of an evil scientist building fake articles. The players goal is to get their article to go viral.
The system of fake news defines the gameplay. By building a fake article, the user has to learn about the ingredients of fake news. The user must understand what factors lead to an article going viral in order to win the game, thus they must learn about the system of fake news through play.