The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has released a game called
Food Force. Available for download for free, the game is compatible with Macs and PCs. The WFP’s goal in releasing Food Force is to educate players about world hunger and the work the aid agency does.
The game puts players in charge of a hunger relief effort on the fictional Indian Ocean island of Sheylan, ravaged by a civil war, flooding and drought. You lead a crack multinational team of WFP professionals including a logistics officer, nutritionist and air drop specialist, and you must lead the team through six missions to bring food and supplies to the desperate natives of Sheylan — everything from air surveillance to figuring out a good balanced diet, airdropping supplies, and helping natives get the most out of their natural resources by planning future farming efforts.
The software was created using Macromedia Director and Apple QuickTime. System requirements were not available as MacCentral posted this article. The WFP has also provided teachers with lesson plans if they wish to incorporate Food Force into their curriculum.