William (genkischuldich) wrote,
William
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One of my pupils was playing with an ecology game on Yahoo!Kids. The premise of the game "EcoEgo" is that you control a cute little character in a white jumpsuit and balance his stress level with his environment. If you turn down the air conditioner too much, then the the squirrels and birds die, twitching at your feet. If you don't turn it on, then he dies from stress.

At one point, he was extremely stressed and "went outside to play". My pupil scrolled up to turn on the aircon for when he got back, but he was nowhere to be found. He never came back and the world dried up and died because she'd turned on the aircon.

In the final scenario, the character turned up the aircon and then went outside to make sandcastles on a beach which was rapidly disappearing as the world dried up around him. All the while, light 80'sish electronic music played. He went back to his apartment and died from the stress. It was like some kind of European arthouse short film.

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