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Can videogame violence actually make the world a safer place?

Mobile game developer Happylatte thinks the answer is

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Can videogame violence actually make the world a safer place?

Can videogame violence actually make the world a safer place?

Mobile game developer Happylatte thinks the answer is “yes”.

Happylatte’s upcoming free-to-play title, Days of Crime, aims to do exactly that, by using the revolutionary ‘Intelligent Aggression Protection’ (IAP) algorithm. It helps to counter boredom (one of the main reasons for criminal behaviour) and redirect aggression towards virtual opponents rather than real-world people.

“The discussion about violence in videogames always focuses on the supposed negative consequences,” Oliver Bulloss, Senior Product Manager at Happylatte, said. “Although sometimes justified, we felt there is potential to use videogame violence to achieve positive change.”

“With this thought in mind, we set out to create our newest title, Days of Crime, which will be available for iOS and Android before the end of the month.”

According to Bulloss, Happylatte's game is the first to integrate the IAP algorithm invented by Dr. Nigil R. Axelrod. Based on research done by Happylatte, Bulloss expects the effects on society will be revolutionary.

“100% of the subjects we tested the game on parted with their past and refrained from any criminal behaviour. The upcoming global launch should therefore make the world a safer place, but will also disrupt certain industries and professions as a consequence.”

When pressed for more info, Bulloss referred to a special site (http://www.daysofcrime-technology.com) created to explain the IAP technology powering the game and present the groundbreaking findings of Happylatte’s research.

The website was published today and features all kinds of interesting statistics (e.g. a 55% global rise in unemployed among police officers) and an in-depth interview with the inventor of the IAP algorithm, Dr. Nigil R. Axelrod.

You can also register for an exclusive email invite that you’ll receive as soon as Days of Crime hits the App Store and Google Play.

DISCLAIMER: This article has been submitted via the PG Business Network and does not represent the views of Pocket Gamer.

Published on 11 April


Happylatte specialise in creating the most caffeinated social massively multiplayer mobile casual action iPhone games on the market.

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