Bohemia Interactive teams up with the Red Cross to raise awareness of battlefield health care risks

Modding contest: "Make Arma Not War" Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive is teaming up with the International Committee of the Red Cross to sponsor a contest designed to highlight the high-risk role of health care providers in war-torn areas.

In addition to the €500,000 ($680,400) main prize, Bohemia Interactive is sponsoring a "Health Care in Danger" Special Award. The winner gets to spend a week with an ICRC mission in a foreign country.

  1. I feel kind of weird about this mixing of war-sim gaming and actual war, even when it’s to benefit charities that try to mitigate some of the horror of it. I feel less weird about it than I feel about this, but still: it’s a species of marketing, and it makes me uncomfortable. I know the perfect is the enemy of the good, all of that, but still.

    I have to think through it a bit more, I guess, because I feel like I would be less disturbed by a dramatic film about war giving some of their profits to the Red Cross, and even less disturbed by a documentary film doing the same, say.

    Hmm.

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