[LINK] Gulf War 2 Game

Michael Lean m.lean@qut.edu.au
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 08:45:03 +1000


Anyone had a try yet?
Mike

>NET GAME SIMULATES 'WORST CASE SCENARIO' IN IRAQ
>In the war simulation game "Gulf War 2" (found at www.idleworm.com),
>toppling Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein is the easy part -- it's what comes
>next that challenges players' wits. The game starts with Baghdad's quick
>fall, but then leads players through a frightening chain of events,
>including an Iraqi anthrax attack on Israel, a retaliatory nuclear strike,
>revolt in Saudi Arabia, and a Kurdish coup in northern Iraq. Players assume
>the role of President Bush, receiving regular briefings on the burgeoning
>crises from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin
>Powell, and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice. "This is a
>projection of the most likely outcome of a new war in the Gulf," says a
>notice on the Web site, and game developer Dermot O'Connor notes that he
>designed "Gulf War 2" to highlight the risks of war. "There is only one
>deliberate outcome. It didn't make sense to give people the idea that they
>could avoid the worst." O'Connor says he drew his source material from
>interviews and articles in the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the
>New York Times, The Times of London, The Guardian and the Australian Sunday
>Herald. About 20,000 people play the game every day. (Reuters/CNN.com 10
>Feb 2003)
>http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/fun.games/02/10/iraq.game.reut/index.html