[Offtopic] computer game about africa

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 15:02:23 EST 2006

Sounds like a great idea Bill,.

Last week I listened to "The Race Against Time", the first of the 2005
Massey lectures by humanitarian Stephen Lewis. On the drive home with
my family, it was heartbreaking to hear that the international
community was using the weapon of economic rationalism to destroy
African medical and social systems, opening the floodgates of poverty
and aides. The first audio lecture can be listened to online.

Count me in where you see fit.

Regards Roland

PS: Can I cross post your call for participants to the QLD lists?

On 16/04/06, Bill Kerr <billkerr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking for people to help me make an educational computer game about
> Africa.
> With the recent arrival of many African refugees in Australia this project
> could have a topical, humanitarian and political significance. It could also
> be fun. One of my goals at the outset is to do this as part of a group.
> You may not be a programmer but can still help at the generation of ideas,
> design, sprites, music selection, testing and evaluation stages. If you are
> a programmer then you can either help me program it in Game Maker or
> consider another implementation in your preferred language.
>  Preliminary thoughts are here:
> http://billkerr.blogspot.com/2006/04/my-new-game-africa.html
> I am very much in the initial stages, it seems appropriate to invite others
> to join a group at the start.
>  email: billkerr at gmail dot com
>  Send me email if you are interested in helping. I will be setting up a wiki
> for this project soon.
> --
> Bill Kerr
> http://billkerr.blogspot.com/
>  http://beam.to/billkerr
> skype: billkerr2006

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead

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