U.N. Creates Video Game To Educate On World Hunger
from the fun-with-food dept
Ah, those crazy kids. They love the video games, so of course they'll also love a PC/Mac video game that subtly teaches them about world hunger. That's what the United Nations hopes will happen with the free release of "Food Force," a game that was developed by the U.N.'s World Food Programme. We're always skeptical of bureaucrats who co-opt new media for transparent purposes. People -- especially kids -- tend to see right through them. But you never know. The success of "America's Army" shows that if done well, a government-esque game can succeed regardless of its ulterior motives.