Danish firm to release computer game based on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
“Global Conflicts: Palestine” is part of a trend of politically inspired video games that are part entertainment, part political science lesson.
Entertainment? From a decades-long war? I suppose this is the 21st century.
“The purpose is to give them something more a than the occasional sound bite.”
Right… give them a chance to remake the news?
The plot puts the player in the shoes of a young journalist who navigates the streets of a city that resembles Jerusalem, seeking out Palestinian and Israeli sources for an assignment, Egenfeldt-Nielsen said. At the start of the mission, the player can choose to be pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, or neutral.
“The idea is of course that you can play one mission from one perspective and then play it again from another,”
Ah, so we can recreate history too! I know many who will love this game.
Scheduled for release in March 2007, “Global Conflicts: Palestine” is meant for both private and educational use and is packaged with supporting tools for educators, including an encyclopedia and teachers manual.
Makes me feel slightly better.
It’s all interesting, I guess. Definitely creative. Truthfully, I can’t judge till I see it…
…much like the conflict itself.