Alelo Wins Australian Defence Force

Los Angeles-based Alelo, the USC spinout which uses computer game technology to teach foreign languages, said this week that the firm has been awarded a contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The firm said that the ADF has acquired 200 Gold license of its PC-based, Operational Language and Culture serious games. Financial impact of the win were not disclosed. Alelo's games--which are based on a first person shooter platform--are being used by the U.S. military in training troops on language and culture before deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Alelo said that it will modify its software so that game characters will wear Australian uniforms, and conduct missions typical of Australian overseas military operations, as part of the contract.