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FEMA and DHS Fund Disaster Hero Game 68

eldavojohn writes "The United States government has decided that children need a video game to learn about what to do before, during, and after an emergency or hazardous event. Collect an emergency kit! Create an emergency plan! Be informed of what to do! Suffer from heat exhaustion inside the Superdome! ... Wait, what? Oh, I guess FEMA omitted that last one. Disaster Hero is coming in 2011 — plenty of time before 2012."
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FEMA and DHS Fund Disaster Hero Game

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  • by Culture20 ( 968837 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @04:09PM (#32618118)
    No, really, I mean it. Some friends of mine were hired to write a game for an Energy Cooperative. The intention of the game was to promote energy safety (electrical and natural gas). But when digging games (call before digging), replacing electrical outlets (turn off appropriate breaker first), ladder work, kite flying, and gas detection and avoidance were brought to the table, the Cooperative rep gasped and said no, no, no! No dying! No danger! No possibility of fear or we'll get sued! So the game turned into a cutesy ball of flaming gas that turned off gas valves (without igniting them somehow), and a socket plug that turned off lights around his house to save energy. Wow, safety. Big waste of the Co-op's money.
  • by Tetsujin ( 103070 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @04:58PM (#32618916) Homepage Journal

    I hope it is a first person shooter!!! I can't wait to go looting!!!

    No such luck, I'm afraid.

    What I can't figure out is how the hell I'm supposed to help flooding victims with a damn toy plastic guitar...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 18, 2010 @09:10PM (#32621452)

    Heckuva job you're doing, Brownie!

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