Agencies are increasingly targeting people playing games on their mobile devices, according to a General Services Administration official.
Jacob Parcell, the manager of mobile programs at GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, said in a Dec. 10 blog post that some agencies, such as the Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control, have had a lot of success developing mobile games for marketing, education, public awareness or similar purposes.
The CDC “Solve the Outbreak” mobile game encourages users to solve outbreaks using a variety of tools such as placing cities on quarantine or through public education, for example. NASA’s “Comet Quest” app allows users to pilot a spaceship onto a comet to conduct tests.
Parcel said mobile gamers play across a variety of platforms including smartphones and tablets.