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Asymmetric Warfare

In Peacemakers, you play a leader of either Israel or Palestine. To win as Israel, you have to earn a high approval rating with the people of both Israel and Palestine. To win as Palestine, you must win the hearts of both Palestinians and residents of other parts of the world. If your approval rating with either of your constituencies sinks below a given threshold, you lose. The simulation is illustrated with video footage from actual news reports. Ernest Adams writes it up for Gamasutra.

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Wow. I really really want to play this game. It’s hard to make ‘simulations’ without assumptions and/or value judgments baked in when they are trying to simulate something as complicated as this. Flying a 747? No problem. Politics? Eek!

On the most superficial level, I’m so glad it’s got good production values.

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