informa
2 min read
News

Nanoswarm Enters Prototype Testing Ahead Of 2008 Release

Archimage has confirmed that its serious game, Nanoswarm: Invasion from Inner Space, which is focused on healthy eating and exercise, has entered prototype testing...
Archimage has confirmed that its serious game, Nanoswarm: Invasion from Inner Space, which is focused on healthy eating and exercise, has entered prototype testing. Archimage is collaborating with experts at the Children’s Nutritional Research Center of Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine on the project. Nanoswarm puts players inside a video game that blends sci-fi action and adventure with evidence-based behavior modification theories. The project is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Two prototype episodes of Nanoswarm will be tested with children at the Baylor College of Medicine during the following weeks. The tentative release date for the game is January 2008. The game aims to highlight the growing concern surrounding childhood obesity and its link to type II diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts one third of Americans born after 2000 will be diabetic in their lifetime. Unlike type I diabetes, which is a result of mostly genetic factors, type II diabetes is primarily associated with diet and physical activity behavior. Diabetes is already the country’s leading cause of new blindness and kidney failure, and is also the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. The goal of Nanoswarm is to illustrate these concerns so that players are better equipped to make healthy choices.

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more