With Them: Frontlines – A Game to Tackle Veteran Mental Health Crisis!
Since the video game industry boom, it has been a powerful tool for entertainment and escapism. But, there is a game that does not only entertain but also raises awareness about veteran mental health. Launching on November 27, 2023, "With Them: Frontlines" is a first-person shooter game that features real military veterans and their experiences. The game intends to reduce the high suicide rate among veterans of the video game generation.
The game is developed by ‘ORE System’ based in Austin, TX, USA. The organization utilizes technology, particularly video games, to showcase the stories of veterans who have shared their experiences and encourage others to do the same. With the utilization of wearables and smartphones, the game can collect data and share it with healthcare providers that facilitate a more direct discussion between patient and provider.
The game will have two main components: Stories and Experience. The "Stories" will feature a first-person experience to remove the stigma of a veteran sharing their experience and story through gameplay. The "Experience" component will be a multiplayer first-person shooter portion of the game that provides a gameplay experience similar to Call of Duty (CoD) but features real military veterans as playable characters.
Bringing Real-Life Military Experience to the Gaming World in a Unique Way!
The game is based on real military veterans and their experiences, aiming to raise awareness about veteran mental health. The initiative is unique in its approach to utilize technology, particularly video games, to showcase the stories of veterans who have shared their experiences and encourage others to do the same.
The organization behind the game hopes to promote a more informed conversation with healthcare providers and enhance the gameplay experience. The "Experience" component of the game will be a multiplayer first-person shooter portion similar to Call of Duty (CoD) but featuring real military veterans as playable characters. With integrated monetization, the game supports the further development and support for veteran charities.
The game’s campaign mode provides a first-person experience of what a real military veteran experienced in their own words. Through storytelling and first-hand accounts by real military veterans, a fully immersive game environment and storyline is created. This integrates audio, video, and represented gameplay to recreate the event for the player. The game will also have a playable mini-documentary to allow the player to “be there” and understand what each featured veteran experienced.
"With Them: Frontlines" is not just a game but also a powerful tool for promoting awareness about veteran mental health. With the utilization of technology, the game aims to reduce the high suicide rate among veterans of the video game generation. The game is a unique approach in bringing real-life military experience to the gaming world. Join us now and be a part of this meaningful cause.
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