Social justice and gaming don't seem to have too much in common. In fact, we're willing to venture that if placed in a Venn diagram, the overlap would be a small sliver between those circles.
But the first ever ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation fellowship was poised to change all that. Pseudo youngsters ages 14-25 were asked to create video games that could solve problems within their communities. The winners each got $1,000 to develop their concept and a trip to Washington D.C. to hobnob with political movers and shakers.
We caught up with San Francisco residents who are part of this fellowship, Nicu Listana and John Funtanilla, in the first wake of their White House foray this afternoon.