State's games aim to teach Middle Eastern youth about U.S. culture

Government Computer News

The role-playing games being developed by X-Life Games for the State Department are intended to engage young Middle Eastern adults and teach them about U.S. culture at the same time. The two games released for free download from to Internet-enabled mobile phones are a series of interrelated modules that lets players explore how their lives could play out with a number of alternate career choices. In each module, the player gets to try a different "X-Life" and struggle to the top of the featured profession.

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