UN agency creates world hunger game

From the Sydney Morning Herald (free login required):

A video game featuring emergency aid workers negotiating with armed rebels and a plane launching airdrops of food to starving people was launched by a United Nations food agency yesterday to raise awareness among the young over world hunger.

The Rome-based World Food Program presented the educational video game, called Food Force, at an international children's book fair in the northern Italian town of Bologna.

I wonder if you get bonus points for taking bribes and raping the locals.

UPDATE: I tried to ask them about scoring, but the e-mail address on their web site isn't working.

Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 16:24:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: "W.C. Varones"
Subject: Food Force scoring

Do we get extra points for taking bribes or raping the locals like real U.N. workers do?

1 comment:

Beck said...

Gee, if only someone had told the UN peace keepers in the Congo that raping and child don't combine. And Rwanda. And East Timor, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Haiti. And Michael Jackson.

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