UN Launches Food Force Computer Game
Posted on April 15, 2005Food Force is a humanitarian video game about global hunger from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Food Force game opens with a full-screen video sequence where the player is briefed on a hunger crisis on the fictitious island country of 'Sheylan'. The WFP Food Force team appear as a set of animated characters that help guide the player through the game. The game is designed for children aged 8 to 13 and provides six different missions. The missions contain realistic challenges to quickly feed thousands of people in the fictitious island of Sheylan - piloting helicopters on reconnaissance missions, negotiating with armed rebels on a convoy run, and using food to help rebuild villages.
The 6 missions are:
The PC based video game is available as a free download from food-force.com (link no longer available). It is currently available in English, with translation into other languages planned. The website also offers information and lesson plans for teachers.