A group of pupils at Yale University recently received a grant from the (deep breath) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which will help fund development of a video game which teaches youngsters
how to avoid contracting HIV. The game, Retro-Warriors
, will be designed with a multicultural focus, so that it can be used to teach young people across the globe how to identify and eschew risky behaviors.
It's not the first time
someone's proposed such a project -- however, considering the aforementioned grant was for $3.9 million, it might be the most well-funded educational game of all time. We're fully expecting top-of-the-line graphics, a score by Hans Zimmer and some measure of involvement from Nolan North. For more information on what the game will actually
be like, check out this CNS News article