- Sam Roberts: Pokemon Go could be a sign of a new direction for media
- It now only serves players who can invest a great deal of time in game, he says
Sam Roberts is a creative director who has developed experiential stories and events, including the mobile game FREEQ and the IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games. He is the assistant director of the Interactive Media & Games Division at the University of Southern California and manages the school's publishing initiative, which publishes games on a variety of platforms, including Nintendo. He can be found @ashtonesq on Twitter. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)A woman walks down the street, pausing and backtracking erratically. She clutches her phone in front of her, furiously jabbing at the screen. Suddenly, to her right, another person appears, enacting the same strange dance of connection between his legs, his eyes and his phone.