Drafur is Dying
My first reaction of this game, http://www.darfurisdying.com/, was that it is another social and cultural problem that is occuring in other lands. The instructions to the game alone made me not want to play it. I chose to be Jaja, the little boy who is only 12 years old. I do not want to watch a little boy get killed while he is trying to bring back water for his community. Also I decided to get caught right away to see just waht the actualy punishment was. It is terrible to see what this boy will face from being captured while he was trying to get water for his family. This game is a great educational tool for people today to see how a real world crisis can actually effect people. The game was somewhat interesting while you were forging for water but other than that I did not find the game to keep my ineterest for very long.
http://www.digiactive.org/2009/08/01/serious-games-darfur-is-dying/..In this article it talks about the imnpact the game has had on people in our country. This game has generated a huge response from people and this in turn has made people reach out to our authority figures and ask them to help in this situation. As I said this game was proven to be a huge educational aspect for our country today. It is helping get the word out about the serious conflicts going on in other parts of this world.