With the spring semester in full swing, my adventures in video gaming take a back seat, unfortunately, to much more, ahem, sophisticated endeavors. However, I still like to keep an eye on the screen to see what the latest news is from the consoles, aside from the countdown until the release of Grand Theft Auto IV. I found this interesting article about an independent Nintendo DS game that focuses on the Holocaust called Imagination is the Only Escape. Here are two articles about the game, one from the blogosphere’s boingboing.net and one from more traditional media fare, The New York Times.
When 25% of 17 year olds (out of 12oo polled) do not know who Adolf Hitler was, we have a serious problem on our hands. Perhaps putting this story in a hand-held context, might remedy that. Unfortunately, it seems like our unwillingness to publish the game will only contribute to this statistic. Gamers, hit the import market.