U.S. Spends $100,000 to Fund Envirocrusader Video Game
Kyle Becker | On 13, Jan 2013
The United States government is trying harder than ever to get America’s youth to go green. The repeated showings of An Inconvenient Truth, an environmentally friendly curriculum, and non-stop indoctrination from nearly all children’s shows isn’t enough, apparently.
All the kids are apparently playing video games nowadays. Why not just create a radical environmentalist video game?
That’s what the National Endowment of the Arts is doing at Spelman College in Atlanta: funding a video game about a black female alien (sorry, undocumented) superhero who comes to earth and saves us all from runaway global warming. (Which doesn’t exist.)
Paul Bedard at Washington Examiner:
The National Endowment for the Arts is funding the Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga.’s multi-episode game called “HERadventure.” In the grant announcement made last year, the NEA said the story “focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate changes caused by social issues impacting women and girls.”
The game is set to debut on March 8 on International Women’s Day.
As described by Spelman College’s digital newspaper:
“What would happen if the societal issues affecting women put other planets at risk? Well, of course, HER, a black female superhero, would swoop in with a plan to save the universe. HER is central to HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project that interweaves virtual worlds, digital and social media to create a gaming and storytelling experience. HERadventure not only entertains but tackles social issues that permeate the daily reality of many women.”
What would happen? I don’t know. All I know is what happens when governments spend money creating art in order to indoctrinate its citizens. That end game is not nearly as entertaining.