Nothing Expresses the Joy of Videogames More Than the US Border Patrol

Want to get people interested in signing up for being Border Patrol guards? Well, this real-time strategy game developed for a nifty $10 million might be the answer. Putting the “serious” back in “serious games”:

So for Sandia, home of the world’s largest X-ray machine, a project like the “Borders High Level Model (HLM)” maybe isn’t such a big enterprise. While the utility of a touchscreen-based simulation of only 166sqkm of terrain can be questioned when our southern border alone is nearly 3200km long, the Borders HLM project gives border patrol agents and other customs officials a chance to “play through various scenarios and see how people, technology and other elements all interact,” according to the Sandia press release.