The University of Connecticut has opened up bidding
for developers to produce a Safer Sex Video Game. Although there was a mandatory pre-proposal teleconference to begin the process last week, we're talking about academia here, so everything is negotiable. To start, there is a 43-page document to download, which includes all the requirements for the project and qualifications for bidding.
Safe sex games are nothing new
, especially as educators look for other outlets to communicate sexual education
messages in countries with strict sex education policies, like the U.S.'s "abstinence only
The Europeans have taken a far more in-your-face approach to getting out safe sex messages with advertisements -- like the one seen above (minus our puritanical black bars) -- and games like Iffy Stiffy, Scratch My Box
and Catch the Sperm
[Additional info from IGDA Sex SIG