Skip to comments.Video Game Lets Players Be Immigrants
Posted on 08/02/2007 4:37:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
MIAMI (AP) - A Japanese computer science student fails to take a full load of university classes and loses his student visa. A 10th-grade Indian girl is detained because of a high school essay she wrote on the Department of Homeland Security.
These are two of the characters in ``ICED!'' - a new video game that invites players to step into the shoes of foreigners who run afoul of the U.S. immigration system. It is part of a burgeoning genre of video games that examine major social and policy issues such as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the situation in Darfur and the Electoral College.
``The game allows you to get into the body of a person, so you can experience what they are going through. There are very few opportunities to get that perspective,'' said Mallika Dutt, head of the nonprofit Breakthrough, which produced the game and uses new media to highlight social issues around the world.
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Is this a great country, or what?
Cool! Instead of buying the game I’ll simply break into the video store after dark and take one for my anchor baby.
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