Fighting STD’s in the virtual world

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You no longer need your creepy P.E. teacher and his ancient projector to educate you about the finer points of safe sex. They’ve got a video game for that sort of thing now! Naturally, it’s called Privates.

In an interview with Vice Magazine, the game’s project lead Dan Marshall describes how Privates allows users to wage war against venereal disease with microscopic marines. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Marshall on the message of the game: “It has educational content, and was designed with that in mind, but it’s a shooter first and foremost. It just so happens that the things you’re shooting are genuine infections”

On the mission of the marines: “The guy you play is this tough veteran SAS type, and he’s being forced to lead a load of useless privates from Foxtrot Squad around various different missions”

On the enemies in the game: “All of the good ones are in there, like Chlamydia and Herpes – we’ll be introducing them in the coming weeks”

Full story: SHOOTING CHLAMYDIA IN THE FACE – Viceland Today