Serious Game Classification
Eric Johnston (Ben Duskin / Eric Johnston) (U.S.A.), Make-A-Wish Foundation (U.S.A.), 2004
Besides play, this title features the following intents:
- Educative message broadcasting
- Informative message broadcasting
This title is used by the following domains:
This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16
The gameplay of this title is Game-based(designed with stated goals)
The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:
Ben's Game is a video game about fighting cancer.
The game was conceptualised by Ben Duskin—an 8 year old American boy in remission from Leukemia. When interviewed by Make-A-Wish, he asked to design a video game to help other children endure cancer treatments. He remembered his oncologist telling him to visualize chemotherapy eating cancer cells and came up with the idea to create a video game. Eric Johnston, a software engineer from LucasArts created the game. It is freeware, available in Mac and PC formats, multilingual (9 languages) and can be downloaded on-line. Duskin and Johnston were awarded the "Unsung Hero of Compassion" by the Dalai Lama on 6 November 2005.
Distribution : Retail - CommercialPlatform(s) : PC (Windows)