Monday, September 18, 2006
Role Playing in Video Games
A company located in Denmark, SeriousGames, will be releasing early next year a video game of life in Palestine. While this location may seem to be a wonderful opportunity for a shoot-them-up game, SeriousGames is being a lot more serious about the issues. This game puts the player into the area as a reporter. Through encounters with local people, the player learns about the situation in Palestine.
The potential for such game-quality instruction great. The major limitation is the cost. It would be great to have such games for all types of economic, political, and historical environments, but the cost of development will probably limit these games to major global issues.
A reported from Wired has seen the game and provided a review.