The New Zealand Transport Agency has created a browser game called Flash to vividly remind young Kiwis of the dangers of speeding.
Developed by local studio Resn, Flash immitates the aesthetic of high-profile arcade racers such as Need For Speed and Ridge Racer. The Facebook-profile-connected game uses time trial and speed-boost mechancis to bait players into driving increasingly fast and recklessly.
When a player inevitably crashes, the game goes into slow motion and displays a montage of images borrowed from the player’s own Facebook page to simulate the concept of their life flashing before their eyes immediately prior to their death.
The game also features a track produced by Module – who was the music producer on Wellington developer Sidhe’s award-winning game, Shatter.
The initial response amongst the game’s target demographic has been mixed but largely positive.
The game can be played here.
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