Video game goodies
In video gamedom, saving the world normally involves blasting baddies to bits - but there was a new option this Christmas. My friends Sally and Sam played the first of a new genre of do-gooder alternatives. It comes from the UN, it's called FoodForce, and the idea is to teach kids about disaster relief. Here's what they thought:
Sam (13): "It was very interesting but i wouldnt play it every day. it taught me a lot about the United Nations and their help to third world countries. i dont think it would appeal to my mates but the makers could improve it by reducing the time the people talk on the game, and increase the gameplay time."
Sally (10): "i now know that we only need a half of the food we have and we could give africa a bit more i also realise how much time and effort that it takes into getting the food there. I would try my mates but i don't think they would like it. It would be good for school but a bit wierd and boring at home."
Download FoodForce (it's free)
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