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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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  • I'm not sure,, (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Higaran ( 835598 ) on Friday June 18, 2010 @03:43PM (#32617694)
    This is either the best idea ever for a video game, or the worst. I guess it depends on how the game is gonna come out, personally I'm leaning toward the latter, but if it even teaches a few people how to save their own lives then I guess it's a good idea. Hey at least you'll learn something other than how to kill aliens and zombies, or alien zombies. No that doesn't sound right how about zombie aliens, or aliombies, or zombliens. Yea that's it I like that one the best, zombliens, i.e. the flood.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 18, 2010 @03:59PM (#32617956)

    I don't know, I would lean towards a game that played out a scenario MMORPG style. The game would be first person a-la Quake/America's army. You run around the map doing things, collecting gear, maybe doing home improvements that would keep you safe in an emergency (locking down your water heater here in Southern California for example). Then at random intervals a disaster strikes and your forced to deal with the situations that you weren't prepared for.

    Then after so much time after the disaster, the game resets and starts all over.

    Think Urban Terror - America's Army - and maybe some type of sim rolled into one.

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