Little soccer game with big goal: Kicking violence

November 5, 2010 • Serial Dramas, News

The following article from CNET features PMC’s electronic game, BREAKAWAY.
Little soccer game with big goal: Kicking violence

A group of Vermont college students has come up with a soccer-centric video game that teaches boys how to pass, dribble, tackle, score–and, hopefully, respect girls.

If that seems like an unlikely connection, students from the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College in Burlington would disagree. They’ve spent two years developing Breakaway, a free interactive online game that manages to impart lessons about violence to boys 8 to 15–while tossing them some lively gameplay.

“Breakaway is a game experience that offers youth the chance to discover how to become a champion both on and off the field,” said Ann DeMarle, director of Champlain’s Emergent Media Center.

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