New videogame helps Cambodian kids avoid landmines

A team from Michigan State University has built a game to help kids in Cambodia avoid land mines. More than 4 million land mines still litter the SE Asian country.

From the LA Times:

“I think it’s fun, and it teaches me to be more careful,” said Chob Sopheak, 14, a tester in Phnom Penh whose neighbor was left maimed and deaf by an exploding mine. Like the two other girls playing that day, Sopheak had never used a computer but quickly adapted to the controls.