Thursday, June 17, 2010

Disaster game aims to educate and entertain

Funded by a Department of Homeland Security grant, Legacy Interactive is developing a online-based game to teach children and their familities on how to prepare for emergencies.

Developed in contract with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the game - titled Disaster Hero - will focus on what to do before, during and after a disaster.

The game is being touted to include a variety of game genres, from time management and puzzle gameplay to hidden object and simulation genres.

In a release, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Angela Garder, said “ACEP is pleased to partner with many other stakeholders representing teachers, schools, daycare centers and youth organizations in the development of this program.”

Legacy Interactive is a developer and publisher that has been in operation since 1998. Its catalogue of games includes Law & Order, Pet Pals: Animal Doctor and Emergency Room.

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