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Global Conflicts: Child Soldiers

RPG with a message about the use of child soldiers in Uganda.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 27 August 2009

Serious Games Interactive takes the award-winning Global Conflicts series to Africa in the latest title Global Conflicts: Child Soldiers

The Global Conflicts computer game series invites you to experience one of the most turbulent conflicts in Africa! Following up on the award-winning computer game Global Conflicts: Palestine and Global Conflicts: Latin America, the latest title focuses on the use of child soldiers in Uganda.

In this exact moment, all around the world, innocent men, woman and children are becoming victims of local struggles and war. The Global Conflicts series focuses on these victims and their stories. This latest title in the game series takes you to Uganda, where two decades of brutal civil war between government forces and the rebels known as the Lord’s Resistance Army has driven an estimated 1,7 million people into refugee camps, killed tens of thousands, destroyed villages and forced more than 25.000 children into serving as child soldiers.

Global Conflicts: Child Soldiers

Global Conflicts: Child Soldiers, like the previous GC titles, is a 3D role-playing simulation game based on real-life personal accounts from the region. As a player, you will work for the International Criminal Court and will be sent on an assignment in Uganda, where you will meet the feared leader of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony. The game focuses on topics such as child soldiers, human rights and war-crimes.

”We want players to be able to relate to this terrifying conflict in a more personal way by looking a former child soldier in the eyes and listen to his story. The game offers you a unique opportunity to experience the events that so far most people have only been able to relate to through the news. You get to travel through Uganda, where people are caught in a clash between the government forces and the rebel army. Whether or not peace will be restored depends on how much information you can gather and how you deploy that information in the final interview with Kony. You will require interviewing skills and some critical sense to get the “truth” as everyone seems to have their own agenda” says CEO Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen.

The target audience for Global Conflicts: Child Soldiers are critical and reflective players who want to challenge their outlook on the world. The game will be available in English and Danish from August 26th 2009. In the coming months, other Global Conflicts titles will come available at our official Global Conflict portal. For more information visit www.globalconflicts.eu

About Serious Games Interactive

Serious Games Interactive is an award-winning, research based game company located in Copenhagen. We offer a unique blend of competencies within games, learning, and storytelling. Since our inception in 2006 we have aimed to develop engaging games with a strong focus on integrating the gaming and learning experience. Our games have been featured on CNN and BBC and is currently sold in more than 50 countries.

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Contact: Commercial Director, Mikkel Lucas Overby at mlo@seriousgames.dk or +4540242612.

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