Building on the success of a board game
called Cesta z Ghetta
(Out of the Ghetto
), an organization called Tady a Ted (Here & Now) recently announced its plans to release a video game designed to educate students about the challenges of poverty
in the Czech Republic. Themes in GhettOut!
will include dealing with authorities, discrimination, housing, crime, and drugs. Players learn what it's like to live in constant uncertainty trying to sort everything out and live a successful life.
The game will be available as a download, and Here & Now is aiming for a December release. According to the organization, interest in GhettOut!
is high in a number of countries, so an English-language release is inevitable. Also distinctly possible: a hip hop
music video unveiled in tandem with the game. Seriously.