The Swedish Military's Recruiting Game Is Really Fun

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Games as recruiting tools aren't anything new, but this little free browser game was more entertaining to me than America's Army ever was.

The point of the game is to emphasize how important teamwork is (and how you can learn it in the military), so it matches you up with 3 other players and gives you a series of puzzles to solve. The catch is that when you fail or succeed, your teammates are penalized or rewarded. Your goal is to last as long as possible as a team.


At the end, you're graded against other people's times, and on various factors like multitasking and concentration. Turns out both of those drop pretty sharply when you're trying to explain how a game works while playing it.

You can play the game for yourself here.

via @ElineMuijres



America's Army brings back fond memories of getting my whole team to try and bum rush across the bridge, watching them all get blown to bits, and being the only person to get to the other side and win the map.

Also: Pistol shots from hundreds of yards away.

I need a new game with actual deadly guns...