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Public Diplomacy and computer-games

The University of Southern California has held a competition on developing computer-games that will further Public Diplomacy. The winner was a game called Peace Maker about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It looks really interesting, spiffy graphics and real photos and all.

I remember playing a Danish educational game when I was a kid. You had to manage the spreading desert in the West-African Sahel area. It was kind of an adventure game, as far as I remember and it had me glued to the old IBM PS/2 for hours until I lost interest.

But apart from that I have played very few games that actually managed to combine a pressing political crisis with education and gaming-fun. However I'd really like to develop some myself... It is a channel that hold some interesting potentials.


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