Serious Games Interactive brings you ‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’ – a serious game for PC and Mac. The game has already received extensive world wide coverage with features on CNN and BBC as highlights. The game challenges the stereotypical view of video games as violent and anti-social and shows how games can contribute to a new learning experience. ‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’ does what other media fail to do: put you inside the conflict and interact with both sides. The game makes you experience - rather than watch and read about - one of the longest lasting and most influential conflicts of our time; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In ‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’, you assume the role of a freelance journalist who has just arrived in Jerusalem armed with a pen, a notepad and your sharp wits to get you through the challenges ahead. The goal is to create and get an article published for a newspaper by collecting quotes from the dialog in the game. The player can either get information by building up trust with each side or take a more confrontational approach to dig out information. In the end, the story with the most news-value will get the best exposure, but be careful what you print, it will affect your standings with both sides. No matter the approach or the chosen alignment, during the course of the game your beliefs and ideas about the conflict will be challenged. You will experience situations - taken from real life events - that are more complicated than outsiders may realize.
"We believe that gamers today want to be challenged beyond the scope of what they have come to expect from entertainment. Global Conflicts: Palestine is an approachable game that will appeal to hardcore gamers because of it's unique combination of current affairs and mind provoking strategic elements. At the same time it's accessible interface and learning curve will quickly introduce non-gamers to the diversity of the gaming medium said Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, CEO of Serious Games."We are thrilled to premiere the game to the worldwide market via an equally accessible channel in the industry: GamersGate"
Gamers will assume the role of an up-and-coming freelance journalist experiencing both sides of the conflict and deciding what story the media should tell. Through exploring real life environments, interacting with people and being exposed to their stories, gamers will be thrust in a highly interactive, completely unique adventure unlike any game available on the market today.
Global Conflict: Palestine has garnered a lot of attention from media thanks to their unique approach to combine entertainment with a more serious message and Serious Games have been featured on CNN and BCC among other channels.
‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’ targets critical and reflective people who are looking for a (game) experience that challenges their outlook on the world. ‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’ requires something different from the player compared to most computer games. Interviewing skills and a critical sense will come in handy as you try to get to the ‘truth’ as people on both sides seem to have their own agenda.
- Experience the conflict first hand as you navigate Jerusalem and the surrounding area.
- Learn about the problems by experiencing them in a full and engaging 3D world.
- Earn people's trust and write engaging stories about the conflict.
- An engaging, emotional and though-provoking storyline.
- A branching story structure with different endings based on your choices.
Understanding what both sides of the conflict go through is an important part of understanding the complex conflict. In ‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’ certain themes and topics - such as suicide bombs and settlements - will provoke the players perception of the situation and facilitate a clearer understanding of both sides. Things are never as simple as they seem at first glance. To keep the game realistic the content of the game is based on real life stories presented from both sides of the conflict. To ensure ‘Global Conflicts: Palestine’ is balanced with both points of view the development process has involved a dozen experts that occupy the entire spectrum from pro-Palestinian to pro-Israeli.
Global conflicts: Palestine launches at 00:00 PST/09:00 am CET, July 4th on GamersGate, and is releasing worldwide on July 5, 2007.
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