Games For Peace – Our Vision
Games for Peace is an enthusiastic and growing community of people who believe online games are a radical new way of bridging the gap between young adults from troubled regions across the world. It organizes events and programs that encourage play, communication and collaboration in “virtual” game worlds.
Online games are perfect for our project, because they can bring together large numbers of young people, from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Rather than developing “serious” or “educational” games, Games for Peace has been set up to promote peace and reconciliation activities using internationally-known video games, where play revolves around communication and collaboration. Games for Peace exploits their popularity to attract large numbers of players who, ordinarily, we would not be able to reach out to. Based in the Middle East, our initial focus is to organize events and programs throughout the region. However, our long-term goal is to be recognized as a world center of learning, promoting conflict resolution through the use of video games in tense regions throughout the world.