A growing league of people assumes that social gaming is just a waste of time. The fact is that there are millions of people that enjoy the thrill of social gaming with people from various corners of the world or in their own neighborhood. Social gaming has received a bad reputation, but things are about to change for the better because of DePaul University Students in Chicago. The goal is to raise awareness of mental illness and other health concerns.
We’ve heard all the distressing stories about young teens that were bullied in schools by peers and even teachers. The bullying escalated to a point that pushed some of the students to contemplate suicide. The students at Deep Games Laboratory in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media have their finger on the pulse of society and have discovered an innovative way to deal with bullying. They are working on a project that addresses this very important issue along with projects targeted at teaching people to overcome fear and anxiety, plus a project to help sickle cell patients stay healthy.
People easily become far too addicted to some of the social media gaming platforms. Some state this is just an unhealthy waste of time for the individual. However, the hope is that the new social gaming project will produce very helpful and healthy social gaming play that will help thousands with mental health issues learn to cope with their problems. In addition, it should be noted that the games are free to play online.