Making the complex accessible
According to research, the majority (two thirds) of UK teens are either agnostic or atheist. Based on the hypothesis that a person’s understanding of death is guided by their religion, the absence of one suggests that the majority of teens are largely unsupported when trying to make sense of it.
Preloaded was asked to create a game that ‘made death easier to deal with’. The challenge was to develop a positive and engaging way of getting teens to think about these big questions, encouraging debate and the forming of their own views on life and mortality.
The End is a free, online web-game commissioned by Channel 4 Education, and released in August 2011. It is a game of self-discovery for 14-19 year olds which integrates strategy, puzzles and philosophical questions into a world which explores a range of commonly (or less commonly) held views about death, philosophy and science.