Serious Games Interactive has released Global Conflicts: Latin America
for PC and Macintosh platforms. The title serves as sequel to SGI's Global Conflicts: Palestine
, which won the Danish KEK Creative Products Award in 2006.
The Global Conflicts
series focuses on major issues that currently affect impoverished nations. Players take on the role of a journalist who must expose the masterminds behind regional atrocities, and bring them to the public's attention.
Global Conflicts: Latin America
builds a role-playing experience around the personal accounts of those who currently suffer under the conditions depicted within the game. Issues covered include corrupt police forces, modern slavery, and systematic genocide.
"What distinguishes [GC: Latin America
] from many other games is that players actually take something with from the gaming experience, which has relevance in the real world," said Serious Games Interactive CEO Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen. "Often reality is more cruel and brutal than what you can make up and we want engage people by taking video games beyond the killings of orcs and aliens."
More info on Global Conflicts: Latin America
is available at Serious Games Interactive's website