The US military has funded a computer game, aimed at teaching US troops based overseas (particularly Iraq) to be more culturally sensitive. To win the game, troops need to build relationships with locals through gestures and verbal communication. The game also teaches players Arabic skills.
One of the creators of the game, Tactical Iraq, Hannes Vilhjalmsson from the University of Southern California said that it has been a success so far. The team is also working on other versions of the game: Tactical Pashto, which trains troops in communication specific to Afghanistan; and Tactical Levantine, which teaches them Arabic language and gestures specific to Lebanon and other surrounding areas