The End Wants Teens to Think About Death

Because they don't do that enough already? Look, I was a teenager once, and there wasn't a day went by when I didn't spend at least some time with the lights off and the shades drawn, envisioning diff

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deathBecause they don’t do that enough already? Look, I was a teenager once, and there wasn’t a day went by when I didn’t spend at least some time with the lights off and the shades drawn, envisioning different ways I could off myself so that I wouldn’t have to face the horrors that tomorrow held. …That’s normal, right?

Anyway, videogames:

The End is a free web game coming out later today, and it was commissioned by Channel 4 Education, which I’m assuming is a British organization, because if it was in the U.S., it would have the word “freedom” in there somewhere. From the press release:

It is a game of self-discovery for 14-19 year olds which integrates strategy, puzzles and philosophical questions into a world which explores a range of commonly (or less commonly) held views about death, belief and science.

The game takes the player on a metaphysical journey, recording their interactions in the world to reveal their attitudes towards mortality. These views are presented alongside their friends and some of the most important thinkers of our time, such as Gandhi, Descartes and Einstein.

…But…but…I don’t understand…WHY?! WHY?! Why would we want to do this to the poor teenagers?! Don’t they (think they) suffer enough?

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