Developer recreates autistic experience in video game

While auti-simthere’s no shortage of video games that focus on shooting, dragons and fast cars, some game makers aren’t afraid to tackle weightier issues.

A developer in Vancouver has crafted a simulation of what life is like for people with autism in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and help educate people about what it’s like for those suffering its effects.

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Apptastic: AutisMate

Autisic children don’t have a lot of tools to help them communicate. AutisMate, which was created originally for the developer’s 10-year old autisic brother, lets children with the disorder improve their social and communication skills through video, pictures and voice recordings.

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