MetroStar Systems Pioneers E-Diplomacy

March 2nd, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Other news | No Comments »

MetroStar Systems, Inc. announced the release of X-Life Games, a mobile game that encourages cultural exchanges between Arabic, Persian, and English speaking cultures in the American culture.

“X-Life, the game, is a series of interrelated adventure modules which explore one idea – what unites us, rather than what divides us,” said Ali Reza Manouchehri, Chief Executive Officer of MetroStar Systems, Inc. “Middle East and the Persian Gulf youth will have the opportunity to experience the dynamism and vitality of American life. X-Life projects the fundamental values that Americans cherish: tolerance, freedom, and respect for cultural and religious differences.”

Prompting users to learn and use skills acquired through everyday experiences, each phase of the game allows the user to apply those skills to improve themselves and the world, all in a mobile application. This concept of cultural bridging embodied in a video game reaches across all generations, especially the current one being raised in an ever sophisticated and technological world.

“X-Life Games is the embodiment of ‘e-Diplomacy’, and reflects the new ‘soft diplomacy’ approach favored by the Obama Administration,” said Manouchehri. “The path-breaking mobile application pioneers e-Diplomacy by utilizing an emerging new media platform to engage the minds and hearts of overseas audiences.”

X-Life Games LLC was created in June of 2008 by MetroStar Systems. The first titles from X-Life Games were funded by the U.S. Department of State as an initiative for e-Diplomacy.

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