Developer Pixelberry's High School Story, a game that took on the issue of bullying in High School, has set its sights on another important issue: teen boy image issues and eating disorders. A new version of the mobile game aims to provide "educational resources and professional support to the 20.2 million American teenagers who are unhappy with their bodies."
Available for free on Android and iOS devices, High School Story (which has over 10 million downloads) uses messaging and information developed in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association.
"We’ve all felt pressure to change our appearance to fit unrealistic standards set by magazines and movies, but this pressure is harmful to our mental and physical wellbeing," Pixelberry CEO Oliver Miao said. "We’re committed to using our game to address social issues our players face and to making a positive impact on their lives."
For more information on how eating disorders can impact teens, please visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.