Australian game creator Brad Hennessy has created An Aspie Life, a new game designed to give people a sense of what it is like to have autism. Brad has just finished year 12. According to Brad Aspergers is “one of the categories on the autism spectrum and basically you have a lot of different issues with how you socialise and see the world.” He continues “With autism everyone is a little bit different, so we all have traits that are pulled from a pool. Some people might be able to tell body language, while others may not. But, in general, we all see the world the same way.”
Your mission as a player of the game is to survive doing a series of normal everyday tasks.
Hennessy states “In the end, I am hoping this will be the most effective representation of autism to date.”
An Aspie life is currently being showcased at Australia’s largest gaming convention.