I was thinking seriously about Serious Games, the games that try to teach something and are beyond just entertainment, something that can actually help people, atleast tries to. Like games that teach people about racism, global warming, consuming culture, values of life and death, etc.
And so one of the things that I think a game can change is Smoking. I see it's killing lots of my good friends and even actually killing one of my friend's father, who has serious lung problems and still can't get over it. Also the place I work now, I see almost everyone is smoking and worse, some of them are rolling their own cigars, like custom cigrars or so, thats even worse. (and god knows what else)
I believe with making a game I can do something since games as just entertainment was something that always irritated me when I was seeing people who's actions were directly helping others.
So it will help people who are already smoking to get over it, or atleast gives them a chance to think about it and would help people are not smoking to get distance from smoking someday.
So I'm gathering Ideas here, please share what idea you have for a such game [its genre or so is not important but keep that in mind that I want it to reach a wide audience so there is a lesser chance of that game being a Roguelike, even though some of us love it] and also please introduce games that are doing this already or similar games that try to help getting over a bad habit.
Even so, if you were smoking and you got over it, you can share the ideas or things that helped you to do so and we see if we can use it in the game.
And as you probably know, the less direct we say the message of "smoking is bad, 'mmkay" its will have better effect.
p.s. please if you want to talk about the making this game or not, keep it in PM with me to keep this topic straight and healthy.
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