America's Army Working As Recruiting Tool?
7:47 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story
Further to Tuesday's news on the upcoming update for the U.S. Army-backed first person shooter America's Army, gaming website Game Daily has posted a lengthy chat with AA Associate Producer David Kozlowski.
Kozlowski comments on the game's growing community, the possibility of pushing the franchise beyond just the first person shooter genre, and whether or not other branches of the military have expressed interest in developing their own versions of the game.
The most pressing question, however, of whether or not America's Army is succeeding as a recruiting tool, get answered by Kozlowski in a slightly indirect manner -
Has the game helped with recruitment?The free, Unreal-based first person shooter is available for download from our very own sister site MacGameFiles. The game, which comes packaged in a staggeringly huge 743 MB file, requires, at minimum, a 700 MHz G4, 256 Megs of RAM, and a Geforce 2 or Radeon 7500 graphics card. Got the bandwith? Click on the link below and try the game out for yourself -
GameDaily: David Kozlowski Interview
David: Awareness of the Army's missions, opportunities and values are our primary goals. The game serves as a great communication tool to get young people talking about the Army and looking into opportunities within the Army. Recruiters have told us the game has opened many doors for them and is a great icebreaker for them when talking with possible recruits.
In addition, many of our members are either Active Duty Soldiers or Veterans of the Armed Forces and through our Web site forums and in-game chat we've observed that Soldiers/Vets spend a lot of time and energy describing the military to our non-military players. It's really pretty cool to read a post from someone who's thinking about joining the Army asking an active-duty Soldier what Airborne school is really like or how realistic the M16A2 modeled in America's Army compares to its real-world counterpart - the free exchange of information between members of our Community is astounding. As a veteran myself I was stunned by how authentic the Marksmanship training is modeled within America's Army - our development team has really captured the atmosphere of the Army.
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