Wired News: Games Tackle Middle East Conflict Today I’m posting a few annotated links. This one points to a Wired news article that covers two amazing new games focused on helping players to understand the conflict in the Middle East. These two games, Global Conflicts: Palestine and PeaceMaker, represent the highest potential of serious games, games for change, and games in education. Check out the innovative game play described in the opening paragraph of the article:
I’m out on my first assignment as a Middle East correspondent for The New York Times, embedded with the Israeli Defense Forces in an area captured during the 1967 war. No one trusts me, not the IDF soldiers I’m with or the suspected terrorist they’ve been sent to collar. As I chat first with the soldiers, then with a captured Palestinian man named Khaled, my job is to build the trust I need to get the story.