In an attempt to improve simulation software used to help track enemy submarines, the US government has now turned to enlist the help of gamers all over the world. Together with Sonalysts Combat Simulations, DARPA has come up with a game called ACTUV Tactics: a simulator that puts players in charge of outsmarting an enemy submarine commander to prevent him from escaping. What sets this game apart from other games is that users get to submit their play data back to DARPA so that they can analyze what tactics work and what don’t work. Of course all this will be anonymous – so even if you’re awesome at the game, don’t expect to be recruited into the Navy. If you’re interested in being part of this experiment or you’re just looking for a new submarine game to play, visit the official website.
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