Thursday, October 27, 2005

A Force More Powerful

Kotaku has a link to a story on Wired about a game currently in development titled "A Force More Powerful." Here's an excerpt:
For Ivan Marovic, video games are serious business.

As one of the founders of the Serb student-resistance group Otpor ("resistance"), Marovic helped remove former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic from power. Since then, he has worked with the
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, or ICNC, helping human rights activists to organize pro-democracy movements.

This year, Marovic and ICNC will add another training tool to their arsenal: a computer game called A Force More Powerful
, which teaches players the strategy of nonviolent conflict.

Created by
BreakAway Games, the game leads players through simulations of real-life events, such as Gandhi's struggle for Indian independence, the civil rights movement in the American South, and Otpor's protests in Serbia.

That is a freaking great idea for a game. Resisting force without using force is a terrific game mechanic, and it immediately casts the player in the role of underdog. And the scenarios include some of the most dramatic moments in world history.

Here's a link to the story:,2101,69372,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3.

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