StereoWiped is a social impact game that aims at engaging youth in breaking racial, gender and professional stereotypes and encouraging social diversity. Stereowiped stands as the first ever game targeting the prevailing issue of stereotypes.
Stereowiped stands inspired by the words of Confucius “Tell me, and I will forget, Show me, and I may remember, involve me, and I will understand” Games offer a platform to engage and involve in the process of building awareness. They are an interactive medium for information dissemination that moves away from brochures and pamphlets.
StereoWiped leverages the fun and interactive nature of video games to change attitudes by:
Providing a platform to trigger a social dialogue on stereotypes
Disseminating fun facts during game play
Suggesting concrete action steps for players to break stereotypes
- New stereotypes have been added
- 4 more levels
- Design improvements
- Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
This game aims to break stereotypes, but often uses weakly supported statements. For example, "I am a cop" paired with "I am white" yields the statement "did you know 58,000 cops are black?" 58,000? Out of 1.1 million in the US, according to Wikipedia, which means just over 5% identify as of African origin while that demographic makes up 12.6% of the total population. That stereotype remains unbroken. Furthermore, many of the answers use poor/incorrect grammar.
In short, this game has loft aims but ultimately under-delivers. I look forward to future iterations that aid development.
Fun for all ages
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.