The Global Conflicts series has won numerous prizes ex. BETT. The games make it possible for players to explore and learn about different conflicts across the globe. In Global Conflicts, you perceive the world through the eyes of a journalist who is attempting to find the best possible story for their newspaper.
Web-based and standalone
Contents and dynamics of conflicts around the world
Through the eyes of a reporter
In Global Conflicts, you are brought closer to a series of problems that are occurring across the world in 14 missions spanning three titles – yet, these problems are far from the every-day that the students traditionally witness. You will interact with individuals who are greatly affected by these conflicts.
You are forced to navigate a virtual chaotic world, in which there is no one truth. The games challenge the way you perceive conflicts and society while encouraging you to analyze and relate to international issues, such as media bias, globalization, corruption, democracy, terrorism and human rights.
The game can best be described as a roleplaying game where you need to figure out how to get the best story for your story. You find and interview different sources, and how to get the best quotes. Of course what sources and quotes work depends on what newspaper you are writing for. You may talk to the same sources at the check point but one story is about a pregnant waiting all day and another about a young worried soldier keeping off terrorist.
Global Conflicts has been extensively researched. In an extensive study Ronit Kampf found “…participants who played the game, unlike those who did not play it, shifted towards a more impartial perspective, being able to look at the conflict from both Israeli and Palestinian points of view immediately after the game intervention, and retained this perspective even one year after participation in this intervention (UNESCO, 2016).
World is a game series that places you in the middle of different conflicts worldwide spanning child labour, child soldiers and children right. The different assignments does not only put you on the spot as a journalist but also challenging you as a human being with the expertise, knowledge and understanding how life is different around the world.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a conflict that has been the center of the world’s attention for more than 50 years. In the game, you are a newly arrived journalist connected with a news agency, which reports from the region. Through 6 missions you get still more entangled in the conflicts trying to cover the news, and not becoming part of them.
Latin America is one of the most turbulent, poverty-stricken and violent parts of the world. Its people face a grim host of problems ranging from political violence and corruption to modern slavery. Your job is to dig deep and look hard for the truths many others turn a blind eye to, and to tell the story to the world.