The University of Central Florida is developing a game designed to teach pre-teen girls how to fend off peer pressure-driven sex.
A report on the game by an Orlando Fox affiliate bills the title as promoting abstinence among kids and works by using “simulation and digital puppetry.” Charles Hughes, a UCF Computer Science Professor described it by saying, “…one person controls many characters by jumping into the skin.”
The price tag of the game was put at around $434,000, which seems exorbitant until you consider that the game makes use of motion-capture suits and infra-red lights which enable users to control the on-screen avatars. The game is expected to be completed next year.
A Fox anchor introduced the story by noting that “It is your money and the University of Central Florida is using it for a surprising project.”