Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Wired News: Troops Learn to Not Offend

Wired News: Troops Learn to Not Offend: "Ironically, although the game was developed for the military, it contains no weapons or combat situations. It emulates a civil affairs mission and develops like a multipart story in which soldiers must gain the trust of the people they interact with in order to rebuild communities. 'I got a kick out of removing the weapons and replacing them with gestures,' Vilhjalmsson says.

Tactical Language Training is a private company that has licensed the technology from USC and will continue developing the software. The company might also release a civilian version.

The overwhelming response has both surprised and delighted Vilhjalmsson, who sees enormous potential, both for the software and for other interactive learning programs.



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