NZ Game Aims to Help Teens Suffering Depression


NZ Game Aims to Help Teens Suffering Depression

May 6, 2010

As reported at stuff.co.nz, a 3D fantasy game developed at Auckland University could help to treat depressed teens.

The game – Sparx – lets players choose an avatar, or character, which can roam around a virtual world, interact with non-playing characters and complete challenges.  The challenges have been carefully based on cognitive behaviour therapies, a common technique used in face-to-face counselling.

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