In another attempt steer our kids away from unhealthy food, the feds spent a whopping $10 million on a video game about a “nightmare city” where people eat nothing but junk food. The object of the video game is to escape the “fat town.”
From Washington Free Beacon:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) paid for the development of two video games that promote healthier eating, including “Escape from Diab,” a “nightmare” fictional city where people are only allowed to eat junk food.
“The story centers around five children who must get healthy enough to escape the evil King Etes,”explains Archimage, Inc., a computer game company that received $9,091,409 to develop the games. King Etes is a fat ruler who forces his people to eat out of vending machines.
“Deejay, an athletic inner city youth, accidentally tumbles into an abandoned building and through its rotting floor,” according to the backstory described on Escape from Diab’s website. “When he awakes, he finds himself in Diab, a nightmare city where people eat nothing but junk food.”
Deejay has to teach his fat friends about healthy eating and exercise in order for them to escape the city, which is full of “high-rise vending towers” that give “free access to foods like Lard Chips, Creamy Cakes, Butter Breads, and Etes Burgers.”
That’s a bit dramatic, don’t you think?
It’s truly amazing how much the federal government spends on trying to influence personal decisions. It’s a result of their “cradle-to-grave” mentality. They think junk food is scary? What about a government that willingly spends $10 million on a video game about a “fat town?” Now that’s the real nightmare.